The Presidio of San Francisco, which serves the community with outdoor experiences and acts as a hub for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, was given a golden opportunity: a necessary highway redesign resulted in a chance to add 14 new acres of parkland with visitor amenities on top of the highway tunnels. Committed donors […]
Christy Rocca is a non-profit administrator, youth-development specialist, and community advocate whose work has focused on connecting marginalized communities with their natural and cultural environments for over four decades. From 1999-2020, she led the development, launch and work of Crissy Field Center, a partnership project of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service and Presidio Trust that provides park experiences, education, leadership development and first-time recreational experiences to more than 28,000 youth annually. In 2021 Christy transitioned to a new role as Senior Advisor for the Tunnel Tops Initiative to support the activation of 14 acres of new parkland, situated on the tunnel tops of the Presidio Parkway, which opened July 17, 2022. She is an advisory board member of Ten Strands.