Crissy Field is recreation central — a place to walk, bike, bird watch, picnic, or hit the beach.
Crissy Field Region
Kids & Family, History, Nature & Sustainability, Recreation
Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Wheelchair-accessible Picnic Tables, Paid Parking, Free Parking
Crissy Field is next to the Presidio’s San Francisco Bay shoreline, right at the Golden Gate. The picnic areas at Crissy Field West Bluff and Crissy Field East Beach offer stunning Golden Gate views that draw locals and visitors alike. Nature lovers flock to Crissy Marsh and Quartermaster Reach Marsh, bird watching hot spots. Or explore Crissy Field’s rich history at the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center.
Muni Route: 30 Stockton
Muni Route: 28 19th Avenue
You’ll find a Crissy Field parking lot right beside East Beach, as well as street parking in front of businesses along Mason Street. You can also pay to park in the lot next to Crissy Field West Bluff Picnic Area or in front of Stilwell Hall.
Once a busy airfield and transportation hub for the U.S. Army, Crissy Field has been restored into 100 acres of adventure. The nearby Golden Gate Promenade/Bay Trail is one of the easiest places to walk or roll in the Presidio.
Crissy Field north of Mason Street is managed by the National Park Service. There are accessible parking spaces at the free Crissy Field East Beach parking lot. The picnic area at East Beach has tables with companion seating. There are accessible parking spaces at the paid parking lot beside the Crissy Field West Bluff Picnic Area, which has tables with companion seating. For more details, visit the National Park Service website.
It’s our goal to make sure people can enjoy the Presidio’s natural beauty for generations to come. We work to protect native plants and animals while reducing our impact on the environment.
The Western Snowy Plover, a threatened small shorebird, spends up to 10 months of the year at the west end of Crissy Field, where it benefits from a wildlife protection area.