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Presidio Wall Playground with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Photo by Jay Graham.

Presidio Wall Playground

Presidio Wall offers ways to play for all ages – from toddlers on up.


Southern Wilds Region


Recreation & Wellness


Kids & Family, Recreation

Top Amenities

Accessible Restrooms, Paid Parking, Free Parking, Bike Parking, Golden Gate View

Presidio Wall Playground is a great spot for families looking for a fun day of play with a great view.

Presidio Wall is a favorite spot for Presidio neighbors and visitors. It’s where toddlers play on slides and swings while school-aged kids work their motor skills on the climbing and spinning structures.

As their tots are busy playing, adults soak in the spectacular view, which on a clear day stretches north to the Golden Gate Bridge.

There’s something for all ages. This recreational complex also features picnic tables, an athletic field for baseball and soccer, basketball, pickleball, and tennis courts, and a clubhouse.

Getting to Presidio Wall Playground

Pacific Ave &, Spruce St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: Various

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Route: South Hills Route

Stop: Inspiration Point, Stop 3


Very limited parking can be found on the shoulder of West Pacific Avenue next to Presidio Wall Playground. Access it only from the west via West Pacific Avenue from Arguello Boulevard. Note that West Pacific Avenue is a Presidio Slow Street. Be cautious and look for people walking and biking on this roadway.

Why We Love Presidio Wall Playground

The playground has two structures to choose from – one for babies and toddlers and another for school-aged kids. For the “big kids” there is an open field for picnics and pickup games, plus courts for basketball, pickleball, and tennis.


There is one accessible parking space on West Pacific Avenue next to the playground. Access the playground from the west side only. For more information on accessibility, visit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department website.

Insider Tip

The ​clubhouse is a hot spot for birthdays and other gatherings. The shaded picnic tables outside can be reserved with the clubhouse or on their own. To make reservations, visit the San Fran​cisco Recreation and Parks Department website or call them at (415) 831-5500.

Kids playing soccer on a field at Presidio Wall Playground.Photo by Jay Graham.


While within the Presidio’s boundaries, Presidio Wall Playground has been managed by the City of San Francisco since 1923 due to an agreement with the Army. It’s under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

Getting to Presidio Wall Playground on Foot

Presidio Wall Playground is located along the Presidio’s southern boundary on West Pacific Avenue. The best way to get to Presidio Wall Playground is on foot. It’s near three Presidio trails – the Mountain Lake Trail, the Ecology Trail, and Lovers’ Lane. You can also walk in from San Francisco at a pedestrian gate at the intersection of Presidio Avenue and Spruce Street.

Entrance to Presidio Wall Playground.
Entrance to Presidio Wall Playground.

Have a Picnic at the Presidio

Presidio Wall Playground has a picnic area with five tables (no grills) that can be reserved by visiting the San Francisco Recreation and Parks website. If you need more amenities, there are many other options for Presidio picnics.

Kids and Art

Take the Mountain Lake Trail in either direction to see big art sculptures sure to delight the kids. To the west, Spire by Andy Goldsworthy is a towering structure made with cypress trees. And to the east, kids can balance on and play around Goldsworthy’s Wood Line, made with curvy Eucalyptus trees.

Don’t Forget the Presidio’s Newest Playground

If your kids like Presidio Wall, they’ll love the Outpost playground, a huge play space at Presidio Tunnel Tops where they can crawl and climb on structures made from things found in nature. Just like Presidio Wall, it has a feature where kids can mix water with sand.

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.

Near a Presidio Reforestation Site

Presidio Wall Playground is next to the park’s largest reforestation site, where young trees have been planted gradually since 2003.

Learn More
A tree worker nurtures a young tree at West Pacific Grove in the Presidio near Presidio Wall Playground.Photo by Charity Vargas.

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.

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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