The Presidio of San Francisco is a unique park within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area of California offering breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio has been the site of military installations for nearly 225 years, and today is a National Historic Landmark District with a vast collection of historic military architecture and significant natural and scenic resources. In 1994, the US Congress closed the military base and transferred the property to the National Park Service; in 1996, it created the Presidio Trust to manage all but the shoreline of the park. Sasaki provided planning and urban design services to the Trust for the preparation of the Presidio Trust Management Plan, which is a comprehensive land use policy plan.
Sasaki's plan establishes policies and strategies for land use, circulation, the use of six million square feet of buildings (many of which are historic), open space, natural resources, and cultural programming for the 1,480-acre park. Major goals set forth in the plan include the preservation and rehabilitation of the park's natural and cultural resources and the achievement of financial self-sufficiency by 2013 as mandated by Congress. Sasaki also provided landscape architectural services for the renovation of landscape elements and preliminary architectural and interior design services for assessing the reuse potential of historic buildings.