A Perfect Picnic Destination! Old Monterey Foundation and the City of Monterey Add New Picnic Tables to Lower Presidio Historic Park

Bring your friends and family to visit the Lower Presidio Historic Park, located up the hill off of Pacific Street near Downtown Monterey. The Old Monterey Foundation and the City of Monterey recently added several new picnic tables, including one that is ADA accessible, at the Lower Presidio Historic Park. There are now a total of eight convenient picnic tables and five benches on site at this beautiful park.

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In 2017, Old Monterey Foundation raised funds to install a monument sign on Pacific Street to make it even easier to find the park. Old Monterey Foundation also installed eight new interpretive signs, a white wooden perimeter fence, and two new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible pathways of the Harbor Trail which extends to the Serra Monument and the Vista Trail that goes up the hill to the Sloat Monument.

The 25.3-acre Lower Presidio Historic Park also features a gorgeous view of the Monterey Bay and Old Fisherman’s Wharf.  When you visit the park, please leave it as clean and pristine as you found it. Be sure to pack up and take all of your trash.

Also, check out the informative Old Monterey Foundation’s Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours every third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am – Noon with respected local Historian Tim Thomas. The next tour will be held on Saturday, July 21st.

Old Monterey Foundation invites everyone to become a Friend of the Lower Presidio and make a tax-deductible donation to more quickly restore the park.

The City of Monterey Outreach Office has produced an informative short video about the Lower Presidio Historic Park and its significance to California and American history.

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