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Kids at Presidio Tunnel Tops

Jun 14, 2022

What Kids Can Do at Presidio Tunnel Tops

Experience three areas at Presidio Tunnel Tops that are focused on youth.


While everyone can play at Presidio Tunnel Tops, we expect to welcome more than 60,000 Bay Area kids each year. There are three areas at Presidio Tunnel Tops with a focus on youth: the Outpost nature play space, the Field Station, and Crissy Field Center. Here’s what your family will find when it opens on Sunday, July 17!

Aerial view of The Field Station, Crissy Field Center, and The Outpost.

The Outpost

Kids playing on The Outpost

The Outpost is a two-acre choose-your-own-adventure outdoor play space with features inspired by the Presidio’s nature and history – such as a hydro-tunnel, bluff slide, fallen tree, and an oversized wooden bird’s nest. It invites kids to climb, swing, play, and explore. It’s free and open 9:30 am to 6 pm daily (closes at 4:30 pm November through March).

Field Station

Boy and girl with items on hands in Field Station

The indoor Field Station is packed with nature specimens, microscopes, maps, and more that connect kids with the park’s natural and cultural history. It’s free and open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Come explore with your senses!

Crissy Field Center

Art prep wall, child with thumbs up, and Crissy Field Center with Golden Gate Bridge in the background

For more than 20 years, Crissy Field Center has helped to grow tomorrow’s environmental leaders. With the opening of Presidio Tunnel Tops, it’s returning to its original home, updated and expanded to include new classrooms, an outdoor kitchen, and two labs to support programs. Find a full list of programs and register on the Parks Conservancy website.