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A group of people gathered for an event in front of Sports Basement in the Presidio.

Sports Basement

Sports Basement offers gear and classes for every type of outdoor adventure.


Crissy Field Region


Retail & Services, Recreation & Wellness

Top Amenities

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

Both retailer and community center, Sports Basement caters to outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, families, and visitors.

Step inside this 80,000 square foot building at Crissy Field and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into another world. With departments devoted to climbing, snow sports, shoes, and cycling, Sports Basement is a place where those who love outdoor fun will find everything from wetsuits to camping essentials.

Open daily, Sports Basement also offers workshops and community activities, including yoga classes and bicycle maintenance clinics. Not ready to buy? There are plenty of great rental options, too.

Google Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 30

Stop: Sports Basement Parking Lot

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Shuttle Route: Downtown & South Hills

Stop: Presidio Transit Schedule


There is a large paid Crissy Field parking lot next to Sports Basement.

Why We Love Sports Basement

Sports Basement is the perfect partner for your Presidio outdoor adventure. As a retailer that goes above and beyond, they also regularly engage with local community in the form of potlucks, workshops, and guided outings.

Accessibility at Sports Basement

The parking lot in front of Sports Basement has spaces for those with mobility limitations. 

Insider Tip

Have dead batteries, old tennis balls, retired bike parts, worn out running shoes, or empty propane canisters you’ve been meaning to recycle? Take them to Sports Basement. And if you need to get some shopping done with the little ones in tow, the store has a kids’ play area to help make it easier for parents to browse.

Interior of Sports Basement in the Presidio of San Francisco. Photo by Myleen Hollero.

Supporting Outdoor Adventure in the Presidio

Sports Basement opened in the Presidio in 2003 in the old U.S. Army commissary where soldiers once bought groceries. You’ll still see signs for the “Bakery” and “Fish” departments, an homage to the park’s past.

In the Middle of the Outdoor Action

Located on the Bay Trail SF not far from Crissy Field East Beach and right next to Presidio Tunnel Tops, it’s easy to drop into Sports Basement for a snack bar, a Frisbee, or even a jacket when the fog rolls in.

Rent a Bicycle

There’s no better way to experience the Presidio than on a bicycle, and you can rent a wide array of traditional and electric bikes at Sports Basement.

A man and a woman on bicycles in front of Sports Basement in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Free Community Spaces

You can reserve community spaces at Sports Basement for everything from club and non-profit meetings to weddings. Learn how to rent “The Dairy” for your event.

Community Events

From group runs to the ski bus, there’s always something to do at Sports Basement. Check out their calendar to see what’s next.

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