We can’t wait to stand next to you at Presidio Tunnel Tops and marvel at more than just the spectacular views. In this year of milestones, including our 40th anniversary, Presidio Tunnel Tops builds on our history towards a bright future for people in parks.
Soon we can walk from Crissy Field, a true gem 20 years after its transformation, up to the Main Post of the Presidio. Young people are already gathering at the revamped Crissy Field Center and jumping off to park connections across the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Community groups are making Presidio Tunnel Tops their own through programs like Presidio Activators and special site tours.
These park connections are all thanks to you, and that’s why we’re filled with immense gratitude for your support in this moment and across the years. Presidio Tunnel Tops and our parks are beacons for people across the region and the world, 50 years after the GGNRA was designated public land thanks to the work of Amy Meyer and others.
Thanks to park heroes like you, we have these open spaces, free and open to all, for people to create forever memories. We’ll celebrate all we’ve accomplished together at Presidio Tunnel Tops!
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The outdoors accept everyone. Mother nature has always had our back. Parks represent clean air, being around trees, making sure my daughter is safe. Parks can be painful reminders of inequities but they can also be beautiful reminders of our connection to the land and to each other.” Khafre Jay
Khafre is the founder of Hip Hop for Change, which addresses socio-economic injustices and solutions through hip hop culture. We’ve been honored to work with Khafre and the entire Presidio Activator Council, a group of Bay Area community leaders, activists, and artists. They’re developing innovative ways to incorporate art, culture, food, healing, wellness, and music at Presidio Tunnel Tops, so it feels like a welcoming and inclusive space. The council was formed by the Partnership for the Presidio.
Hear more from Khafre in our Q&A:
Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for Change Speaks on Parks, Nature, and Inclusion
In this video, get a sneak peek inside the renovated Crissy Field Center at Presidio Tunnel Tops with Frankly Jeronimo and Gilder Ramirez. See the inviting spaces that will allow us to reach thousands more young people from around the Bay Area.
Frankly is an Adventure Guide, ready to show people around the Presidio Tunnel Tops. Gilder is leading the Adventure Guide program, which will provide real-world job experience for young people. Both Frankly and Gilder are alumni of the Parks Conservancy’s Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) program, which helps young people become bold leaders for parks and their communities. While the new Crissy Field Center isn’t open to the public, you can find more info on how to register for programs on our website
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Presidio Tunnel Tops is a gift to people and the City of San Francisco from generous donors and members of our community. Your vision helped deliver one of the largest fundraising campaigns for public open space in San Francisco history at $98 million, building on the legacy of park access started in the GGNRA 50 years ago. Thank you!
Crissy Field is a landmark of what people can accomplish together for open space. What was once a concrete and derelict airfield “has become central to San Francisco’s identity,” according to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House. Throughout 2021, we celebrated 20 years of Crissy Field and how it’s become a destination for all.
We welcomed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who visited park sites across the GGNRA. At Alcatraz, Secretary Haaland marked the anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island by the Indians of All Tribes.
We were thrilled to unveil the revitalized Warming Hut in 2021, restoring a beloved destination for all who visit Crissy Field. The “Crissy Mocha” became an instant hit!
Throughout 2021, we kept our eyes on the future. After a strategic review process that included input from across our parks community, we’re excited to bring the parks to life in these key areas in 2022 and beyond:
Stretching across nearly 84,000 acres and three counties, the Golden Gate National Parks include the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Fort Point National Historic Site. Together, they were among the most-visited national park units in the country in 2021.
We have deep gratitude for our dedicated volunteers, especially those of you who stuck with our modified programs through a global pandemic. In 2021, we welcomed 1,790 volunteers who served a total of 47,049 hours in the parks. We're continuing to ramp up volunteer programs in 2022 and look forward to seeing you out there in the parks.
Total Support 2021: $62,577,260*
Total support to the Parks, 1982–2021 $686 Million
Financial statements of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are audited on an annual basis.
Copies of the complete audited financial statements are available at parksconservancy.org .
* Support to the parks includes all program service expenses, excluding cost of goods sold and donated services.