Thanks for a Fantastic ’14!
W ith so many programs and projects moving forward across 80,000 acres of the Golden Gate National Parks, it’s quite a challenge to keep up with the Parks Conservancy. Our online annual report presents just a snapshot of what we accomplished
in 2014, in partnership with the National Park Service and Presidio Trust, and through your support. Learn about our community engagement around the New Presidio Parklands Project, as well as our work to:
New Presidio Parklands
W e are shaping a world-class public space that connects Crissy Field and the Main Post, welcomes people of all backgrounds to learn and play, and establishes the Presidio as a definitive 21st century national park. A rich history of public support and philanthropy has made the Presidio the gem it is today -- let's carry forward this tradition and legacy.
It's Your Place. Now's Your Time.
A coalition of local and national leaders came together to meet the challenge and opportunity of converting a former Army post into a national park.
Crissy Field was transformed from desolate rubble into a beloved shoreline park, with a lead gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and contributions from people all over the Bay Area.
Another lead gift from the Haas, Jr. Fund inspired a public campaign to complete a network of trails, bikeways, and overlooks across the Presidio, and expand and improve the Rob Hill Campground.
Thanks to your contributions to vital projects and programs, the Presidio has been transformed into a national park, with the Presidio Trust attaining its financial self-sufficiency as required by Congress, and thus saving this historic place for all time.
Through extensive community input advising the early designs of James Corner Field Operations(the lead design firm for this project), and your generous support, we are creating a signature place that reaffirms the Presidio as a new kind of park, for a new diversity of visitors, for the new century and beyond.
- 13 total acres, connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post
- 10 acres of new public space, atop the tunnels of the new Presidio Parkway
- 3 acres of education and fun for youth and the families in play spaces, gardens, and the learning landscape of the Crissy Field Center
- A new Presidio Visitor Center and plaza
Many thanks to these individuals and foundations for their early leadership support of the New Presidio Parklands Project:
- S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
- The Fisher Family
- Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
- Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
- Hellman Foundation
- Koret Foundation
- Mark and Mauree Jane Perry
This is an extremely significant opportunity for the people of San Francisco to create a dramatic new legacy for future generations."
— James Corner, Founder and Director, Field Operations, lead design team that also designed the High Line in New York
Thanks to the generosity of
our park supporters, we are
well on our way to raising the
philanthropic funds needed to
realize this extraordinary project.
Don’t miss this park-making, epoch-defining moment—a rare chance to leave a lasting legacy across an unforgettable new landscape.
To contribute to this project and learn about enduring recognition opportunities for your gift:
Total Aid 2014: $43,379,871*
$19,567,595Park Interpretation and Visitor Services
$19,561,770Park Enhancements, Restoration and Stewardship
$4,250,506Youth, Volunteer and Community Programs
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Fiscal Year 2014 Aid to the Parks
Total Aid to the Parks, 1982-2014:
More than $362 Million
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Golden Gate National Parks
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area + Muir Woods National Monument + Fort Point National Historic Site
- Nearly 18 million visitors in 2014 (#1 visited unit in national park system)
- Over 80,000 acres across 3 counties
- More than 30 unique park sites
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