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Crissy Field

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

Top Amenities

Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Wheelchair-accessible Picnic Tables, Paid Parking, Free Parking

Enjoy welcoming beaches, picnic areas, easy trails, and wild open spaces. There’s plenty to do inside and out: walk, bike, visit a rock-climbing gym,

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.

Getting to Crissy Field

Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 30 Stockton  

  • Stop: Mason Street & Yacht Street 
  • Stop: Mason Street & Halleck Street 
  • Stop: Sports Basement Parking Lot 

Muni Route: 28 19th Avenue  

  • Stop: Richardson Avenue & Francisco Street 

By Presidio GO Shuttle

  • Routes: Downtown, South Hills 
  • Stop: Presidio Transit Center 

Crissy Field Parking

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.

Why We Love Crissy Field

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.

Accessibility at Crissy Field

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. 

Insider Tip

Kids love the Outpost play space, located not far from Crissy Field East Beach, where they can swing, climb, and crawl on huge play structures made from things found in nature.

Children on a playground structure made of boulders at the Outpost play space near Crissy Field.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Crissy field has lots of walking trails that make it easy to navigate as a pedestrian. There is a free Crissy Beach parking lot at East Beach and a paid parking lot at Crissy West Bluff Picnic Area. If you’re visiting a business at Crissy Field, you’ll find paid street parking along Mason Street.

Presidio Pop Up food trucks can typically be found near the Outpost play space. The Warming Hut Park Store has packaged snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cold beverages. House of Air Trampoline Park and Cafe has light food options, and Sports Basement has drinks and packaged snacks.

Yes, Crissy Field East Beach, also known as Crissy Field Beach, has plenty of sand for sunbathing and water to splash in. The Crissy West Bluff Picnic Area also has beach access.

Nature Notes

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. 

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Wildlife at Crissy Field

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. 

Wetlands Restoration

Once filled and developed areas, the natural habitats of Crissy Marsh and Quartermaster Reach Marsh have been restored to a more natural state.

Snowy Plover on the sand at Crissy Field. Photo by Jonah Benningfield.Photo by Jonah Benningfield.

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