The Presidio of San Francisco is a 1,491-acre national park site and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. FOR-SITE has partnered with the Presidio Trust, which manages the Presidio, to present projects in the park including Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire, Wood Line, and Tree Fall as well as the group exhibition Presidio Habitats.
The Presidio was in continuous use as a military post from 1776 to 1994, spanning the Spanish, Mexican, and United States periods. In 1994, the post was transferred to the National Park Service. This National Historic Landmark District houses one of the finest collections of military architecture in the United States, and its landscapes have become a refuge for once-abundant and diverse ecological communities that have been all but lost in the urban Bay Area. The Presidio is home to some 300 native plant species, from wildflowers to oaks. More than 200 bird species can be spotted there, along with migratory monarch butterflies, native gray foxes, alligator lizards, and three-spined stickleback fish.