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Interior of Crissy Field Center during a youth program. Photo by Myleen Hollero.

Crissy Field Center

Crissy Field Center is an education center for kids who may have had little experience in parks.


Crissy Field Region


Recreation & Wellness



Top Amenities

Accessible Restrooms, Paid Parking, Golden Gate View, Muni Bus-accessible, Shuttle-accessible

Crissy Field Center's youth programs are growing tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

Located next to the Outpost nature play space and Field Station at Presidio Tunnel Tops, its programs teach leadership skills by bringing kids up close to nature and the environment, using the park as a classroom. Students learn about everything from watersheds to wildlife and can bring that knowledge back to their communities.

Crissy Field Center works with schools and community centers to offer programs at low or no cost to participants from historically underrepresented communities. It is not a drop-in public facility.

Getting to Crissy Field Center

603 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 30

Stop: Mason Street and Halleck Street

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Route: Downtown

Stop: Presidio Transit Center (nine-minute walk to Crissy Field Center)


There is a small paid lot next to Crissy Field Center and an additional lot to the west near Sports Basement.

Why We Love Crissy Field Center

Since opening in 2001, Crissy Field Center has served thousands of students through field trips, workshops, after school programs, summer camps, and more.

Accessibility at Crissy Field Center

Parking for those with mobility limitations is available in the lot next to Crissy Field Center. An Assisted Listening System (ALS) is provided in Crissy Field Center gathering spaces and conference rooms.

Insider Tip

Crissy Field Center is next door to one of the coolest science classrooms you’ll ever experience, the Field Station at Presidio Tunnel Tops​. While Crissy Field Center is open only to kids in registered programs, anyone can drop into the Field Station.

Kids outdoors at picnic tables at the Crissy Field Center courtyard.Photo by Dan Friedman.


Crissy Field Center is a program of the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust – otherwise known as the Partnership for the Presidio.

Serving Kids Since 2001

Crissy Field Center first opened in 2001 following the revitalization of the northern waterfront led by the Parks Conservancy and National Park Service. An asphalt-covered Army industrial area was replaced by restored wetlands, trails, and beaches. Kids now learn about nature and science at Crissy Marsh.

A Refreshed Facility

In 2022, Crissy Field Center reopened in a fully remodeled building, remodeled at the same time Presidio Tunnel Tops was built. The center includes expanded classrooms, new Learning Labs, and a courtyard with an outdoor kitchen. It’s right next door to the Outpost nature play space and the Field Station, both public drop-in facilities.

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.

Crissy Field Center exterior. Photo by Bruce Damonte.Photo by Bruce Damonte.

Park Itineraries

Need help planning your day at the Presidio? We’ve put together some itinerary ideas for things to see and do in the park. Whether you’re planning to spend a few hours or an entire day, there’s something for everyone at the Presidio.

We’re Here to Help

Have a question about the park? Want help planning your next visit? We’ve got you covered.

Representatives from the National Park Service, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust standing in front of the Presidio Visitor Center