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A large group of kids on a lawn at Presidio Tunnel Tops. Photo by Rachel Styer.

Youth Group Visits to Presidio Tunnel Tops

Bring your youth group to the Presidio for an adventure.

Youth groups who visit Presidio Tunnel Tops can enjoy two incredible experiences, supported by Park Guides and Adventure Guides.

At the Outpost playground, kids swing, crawl, and climb on features made from fallen trees, logs, and boulders. They can also build with natural materials from the park and enjoy art and science activities that connect them to the Presidio. At the Field Station, they can use their all their senses (including their sense of curiosity!) to investigate real things from the park.

While the spaces are designed to be explored on your own, groups of 20 or more should schedule a visit so enough staffing and supplies are available to make it a great day.

If you need help planning your visit, please reach out to us at

Schedule a Free Youth Group Visit

Youth groups with 20+ people should pre-schedule a visit so that there are enough staff and supplies to make it a great experience. If one of the dates you’ve requested is available, we’ll send you a confirmation email. If none of the dates you’ve requested is available, we’ll let you know by email.

Guide for Planning a Youth Group Visit

This step-by-step guide will help you plan a successful trip.

Plan a Youth Group Visit

Schedule Your Youth Group Visit

Complete this form to schedule a visit for your group to the Outpost playground and Field Station.

Schedule a Visit

Youth Group Trip Planning Checklist

Get prepared to bring your youth group to the Presidio for an adventure.

Read the Checklist
  Five kids on a bench at Presidio Tunnel Tops. Photo by Rachel Styer.Photo by Rachel Styer.
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Frequently Asked Questions

These public park spaces are free to everyone. If a group arrives by private vehicles or chartered bus, there may be a fee for parking.

We recommend a minimum two-hour visit. Typically, groups start in the Outpost nature playground. We suggest spending 30 minutes to an hour there followed by a 20- to 30-minute Field Station experience. If you have enough chaperones, we recommend allowing kids to move between the Outpost and Field Station. 

If you have more time, your group can enjoy a self-guided adventure or simply explore the park. Crissy Field East Beach is less than a five-minute walk away. 

While the Outpost and Field Station are independently explored spaces, groups who have pre-scheduled a visit will be welcomed by park staff.

While reservations are not required, we highly recommend you pre-schedule your visit to ensure enough supplies and staffing for the day.

We ask that you let us know by the Thursday before the week of your visit.

Yes, but note that weekends and holidays are very busy. We only schedule youth group visits for weekdays.

There is not a limit to your group’s size. Note that the Field Station is a public space with a limited capacity of 70 people at a time. Your group may need to adjust your time of entry or break into smaller groups as needed. The adjacent Outpost playground is a good option for wait time.

There is ample lawn space at Presidio Tunnel Tops. There are also first-come, first-serve picnic tables at Picnic at Transit and in an indoor pavilion at Presidio Transit Center.

There are Presidio Pop Up food trucks and carts at Presidio Tunnel Tops, as well as other nearby restaurants.

No, they’re not available for private rentals. There are other venues in the Presidio for rent, including lawns.

Need Help Planning Your Youth Group Visit?

Please reach out to us at

A girl looks through a magnifying glass at the Field Station.