Golden Gate National Park Conservancy receives $1 million grant
August 30, 2012
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy recently announced it received a $1 million grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation for a project in the Presidio's Battery East. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the work will revitalize the park on the Presidio that offers visitors breath-taking views of the landmark bridge.
"Through our Urban Parks Program, the Foundation supports organizations working to serve major cities through strategic design improvements of public green spaces," said Anisa Kamadoli Costa, President of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. "We are pleased to collaborate with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and National Park Service on the Foundation’s first project in the San Francisco area."
When the project is through, Battery East Vista will have a new picnic area, additional parking spaces for cars and bikes along with signage and directional information that will improve visitors' experiences. This program is part of the Trails Forever Program, which was launched in 2003 to ensure individuals can enjoy the views of the bridge and the Presidio long into the future. As part of its goals, the program aims to install additional footpaths and preserve park resources.
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