San Francisco’s Presidio National Park has been touting its forthcoming, state-of-the-art nature park Presidio Tunnel Tops since the day Nancy Pelosi broke ground on it back in 2019. But we finally got a Grand Opening announcement date in January, and the call for mobile food vendors whetted park-lovers' appetites back in May.
Presidio Tunnel Tops opens July 17 + List of Opening Day Events https://t.co/PkJtC6waEO— Presidio of SF (@presidiosf) July 7, 2022
And now the transformation of the area next to and atop the Presidio Parkway tunnels into a set of playgrounds and public spaces with incomparable views is complete. The Presidio Tunnel Tops opens this weekend, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning, and a Grand Opening celebration all day Sunday with a slew of popular food trucks, musician and dance performances, and rangers helping you get to know the new park.
The new Campfire Circle at Presidio Tunnel Tops. | Image: Presidio Trust/Facebook
The Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting is billed as “both a media and community celebration to usher in the Presidio Tunnel Tops,” and it is little more than a ribbon-cutting. There will be a few speakers from the Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, and National Park Service. And it’s expected to wrap up by noon. But still, it’s the opportunity to be among the first to experience San Francisco's most anticipated new park.
Image: Presidio Trust/Facebook
Sunday, July 17’s Opening Day at Presidio Tunnel Tops (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) rolls out ten of the Bay Area’s favorite food trucks, among them Curry Up Now, Poke A Go Go, Media Noche, and Satay by the Bay. There’s also live music, dance, and poetry scheduled throughout the day, as well guided ranger walk tours.
You can start planning your visit to #PresidioTunnelTops with our new interactive map. There's info on the children's play space, along with tips on parking, public transportation & reserving grills in the picnic area. See you on July 17th for Opening Day! https://t.co/YGCOnxDvBg pic.twitter.com/GRNbp2npUw— Presidio of SF (@presidiosf) July 12, 2022
Picnicking on the Main Parade Lawn. | Image: Presidio Trust
You can also reserve picnic sites at Presidio Tunnel Tops, though that system will not go live until Tuesday, July 19, after this weekend’s festivities.
#PresidioTunnelTops is easy for everyone to enjoy. It’s built on top of the Presidio Parkway tunnels, w/amazing views. You can get here on public transportation + free Presidio Go Shuttle. There's also paid, accessible parking nearby + Bay Wheels eBikes. https://t.co/T3NCpIw6v7 pic.twitter.com/dygpb7PAde— Presidio of SF (@presidiosf) July 14, 2022
The park is “located next to the Presidio Visitor Center (210 Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94129) and Presidio Transit Center,” and Presidio Tunnel Tops has a list of transit options for how to get there.