The tops of two freeway tunnels in San Francisco are on the verge of being transformed.
Phase one of construction began this week on a 14-acre park that will stretch over the Presidio Parkway tunnels, reforming a connection between Crissy Field and the Presidio’s Main Outpost that was broken when Doyle Drive was built in 1936 to provide a link between central San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Drawings released this week of the Tunnel Tops show a vast area of native vegetation with walking pathways and scenic overlooks for taking in wide views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. There’s also a campfire circle for ranger talks, a massive meadow perfect for kite-flying and picnics, a bluff walk passing windswept pines and a children’s playground for ages two to 13. A Youth Campus will focus on teaching kids environmental stewardship. Plenty to do for a day trip for the whole family! Should be open by 2021.