Thursday Oct 10 10:30
Craig Middleton, Executive Director
The Presidio is easily accessible by public transit, bike, foot, car and the PresidiGo Shuttle providing free weekday transportation to and from the park 9:30 AM to 4 PM. The PresidiGo Shuttle’s Downtown express route make stops at the Presidio Transit Center on the Main Post, the Letterman District, Union Street/Van Ness Avenue, Embarcadero BART, and the Transbay Terminal. Several SF MUNI routes provide service to or near the Presidio (1, 28, 28L, 29, 41, 43, and 45). There is also plenty of parking on the Main Post which costs $6.00 for the day, or $2.00 per hour.
The Presidio Trust is a distinctive federal agency created to save and transform the Presidio of San Francisco, a historic American place steeped in service. The Trust was established by the United States Congress in 1996 to administer the Presidio, a former army base and new urban national park site located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, over 2,700 people live in the park's former military housing, and more than 200 organizations have located in Presidio buildings, attracted by the Presidio's beauty and historic significance. Under the Trust's management, the Presidio has been transformed into a stunning visitor destination with an extensive system of trails and scenic overlooks; rehabilitated historic buildings; programs that teach about the Presidio's military history and natural resources, and tenants and residents who help to sustain the park. To learn more about the Trust visit: Presidio.gov.
10:30-11:00am - Welcome & Refreshments
11:00 - 11:30am - The Presidio – Saved Through an Innovative in Government
11:45am - Optional Walking Tour of the Presidio Main Post (1-hour)
A conversation with Craig Middleton, Executive DirectorKey Topics: