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A woman doing weight training at the Presidio YMCA. Photo courtesy of the Presidio Y.

Presidio Community YMCA

Focus on your health and connect with the community at this fitness hub.


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Recreation & Wellness

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Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Paid Parking, Bike Parking, Muni Bus-accessible

With a fitness center, gym, pool, and tennis courts, the Presidio Y is a great place to get a workout and connect with the community.

More than 20,000 people across San Francisco use the Presidio YMCA’s facilities, programs, and services, which inspire members to live healthfully through recreation, play, and social connection.

Offerings include fitness classes, after-school programs, summer camps, community events, and much more. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

The Presidio Y’s facilities are in several locations around the park, with its hub conveniently located on the Main Post.

Getting to Presidio Community YMCA

63 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 43

Stop: Lincoln Boulevard & Girard Road

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Route: Downtown Route

Stop: Presidio Community YMCA


Parking is available in a large lot next to the Presidio Community YMCA.

Why We Love Presidio Community YMCA

The YMCA, like the Presidio itself, is a place where everyone belongs. They offer affordable programs for everyone from youth to seniors and support many community activities, including the park’s annual Holiday Lights tree lighting.


There are several parking spaces for those with mobility limitations in the lot next to the YMCA. Contact them at (415) 447-9622 for details on accessibility at their facilities.

Insider Tip

In warm months, the YMCA moves several fitness classes outdoors. Keep an eye on their calendar to find a group hike or outdoor cycling class.

A man working out on a machine on the Presidio Y fitness floor. Photo courtesy of the Presidio Y.

Get Healthy at the Presidio YMCA

The Presidio YMCA is more than a gym, it’s a community. They offer their programs in several facilities around the park.

Main Post Fitness Center

The YMCA’s Main Post Fitness Center features a 3,277 square foot fitness floor with exercise machines, a group exercise room, a weight room, a cycling studio, a stretch room, a basketball court, and a child-care center where parents can drop off their kids while they work out. Work out alone, or join one of the many fitness classes offered daily.

Letterman Pool and Gym

The Letterman Pool, just behind the Letterman Digital Arts Center [link to the Letterman Digital Arts Center place page] features an indoor six-lane, 25-yard pool where members can swim laps, get lessons, take aqua fitness classes, and enjoy a therapy pool and hot tub. Next door, the Letterman Gym hosts a basketball court, youth activities, day camps, bicycle programs, and woodworking workshops.

Tennis Courts in the Presidio

The Presidio Y operates six tennis courts at four park locations, plus youth tennis programs.

For Youth and Family

The Y offers youth sports like basketball, tennis, and swimming, a variety of camps, after school programs and more.

Many people stretching in a class in the gym of the Presidio Y. Photo courtesy of the Presidio Y.

The Presidio YMCA’s Second Act

The YMCA opened its first facilities in the Presidio in 1898 in order to serve Army soldiers during the Spanish-American War. It continued to operate on the post in war and peacetime until 1954. It wasn’t until 1997 that the YMCA returned to the Presidio. Today, more than 20,000 people across San Francisco use the Presidio YMCA’s facilities, programs, and services.