Battery East Vista Now Open in San Francisco’s Historic Presidio November 2015
View from the Battery East Vista, Presidio, San Francisco.
Photos courtesy of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
 

In November 2015, the revamped Battery East Vista overlook opened to the public in San Francisco’s historic Presidio neighborhood. With picture-perfect views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the enrichment of this public park space was made possible through a grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.

The Foundation’s support enabled the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy—the nonprofit organization spearheading the Vista’s transformation—to achieve an exceptional level of improvements to user access and experience. The new Battery East Vista—located above Fort Point National Historic Site—features a picnic area with custom seating, bicycle parking, informational signage and enhanced visitor connections to two breathtaking trails in the Presidio: San Francisco Bay Trail in the Presidio and the California Coastal Trail. And, of course, panoramic views of the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.

“As our cities continue to grow and expand, urban environments become ever more precious,” said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s Chairman and President. “The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a steward of these natural treasures in San Francisco, ensuring that people remain connected to nature. The Battery East Vista is now a part of that legacy—for residents and visitors to enjoy for generations to come.”

“The Battery East Vista overlook is the capstone overlook in the Presidio revitalization plan with seven signature overlooks in the Presidio that offer breathtaking vistas of the parks,” said Greg Moore, President and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. This beautiful addition, with its native plants and shade trees, will provide a unique respite and delight millions of locals and tourists alike who visit the area and use the adjoining trail systems each year.