Following an international design competition in 2014, Field Operations was selected to develop a 14-acre “tunnel top” parkland for San Francisco’s historic Presidio. Presidio Tunnel Tops bridges over the newly tunneled Presidio Parkway (formerly Doyle Drive), which for years has separated the historic Main Post from the highly popular waterfront below, including Crissy Field and Crissy Marsh, directly reconnecting the city to the bay. Through a series of connective pathways, bluff landscapes, dynamic overlooks, and social gathering places, Tunnel Tops is a new, central place to meet and learn, to experience, to enjoy and to forge new forms of community and events. 

Presidio Tunnel Tops opened in July 2022. Field Operations is also working with the Presidio Trust to prepare a long-range landscape master plan for the larger 1,500-acre site. 

Photography by Field Operations and Pavel Bendov/Arch Explorer.