SF’s Brand New “Tunnel Tops” Park Coming This Winter
In addition to Presidio Tunnel Tops, there’s more good news on the horizon. Battery Tunnel Tops, located along Lincoln Boulevard across from National Cemetery, is set to open in winter 2021. Visitors will enjoy sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, picnic tables, grills, benches, trails, and room to roam.
In 2021, the Presidio Trust will create public open space on top of the new Presidio Parkway tunnels along Lincoln Boulevard near San Francisco National Cemetery. We’re also restoring surrounding parklands extending from the Battery Bluffs down to Cavalry Bowl and the Pet Cemetery.
These lands, 16 acres in all, were disrupted when the Doyle Drive highway to the Golden Gate Bridge was replaced with the Presidio Parkway.
The new site will be known as the Battery Tunnel Tops. It will feature scenic overlooks and parklets with sweeping views of the Golden Gate, Angel Island, and Alcatraz. Visitors will be able to enjoy picnic tables, grills, and benches.
The site will also include a new multi-use segment of the Presidio Promenade trail that extends from the Korean War Memorial to the Cavalry Bowl and beyond to Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge. The project will also stabilize the historic gun batteries, Blaney, Slaughter and Sherwood nestled in the bluff.
This project will provide access to parts of the Presidio that have been off limits to the public for 80 years.
Battery Tunnel tops and Cavalry Bowl construction will begin in January 2021 and is expected to be finished in late 2021/early 2022.