Presidio of San Francisco

Just For Kids

For Kids

Kids on Trails

Distributed at the Visitor Center, Kids on Trails is a self-guided tour book that orients children to the Presidio's Ecology Trail. The guide inspires learning and appreciation for the park as well as its natural resources. Kids on Trails features twenty pages of activities led by "Anna the Hummingbird," tips for parents and educators, and a kid-friendly map.

Parks as Classrooms

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area serves as one of the nation's largest and most inspiring outdoor classrooms. From fragile native habitats to historic landmarks, ancient redwood groves to dramatic coastal preserve, the park's value as an urban educational resource is unsurpassed. Strongly committed to young people, park staff work with educators to develop interdisciplinary issue-oriented curriculum designed to help students achieve National Education Standards.

Julius Kahn Playground

Operated by the City of San Francisco, Julius Kahn Park is tucked along the southern border of the Presidio. Serving the military community and families from neighboring districts since its establishment in 1923, this park provides newly revitalized playgrounds and ballfields to the general public.

For Teachers

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area serves as one of the nation's largest and most inspiring urban outdoor classrooms. From fragile indigenous habitats to historic landmarks, ancient redwood groves to dramatic coastal preserve, the park's value as an urban educational resource is unsurpassed. Deeply committed to young people, National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust staff partner with educators to design programs linked to school curriculum and education standards.

  • Parks As Classrooms programs are free.
  • Limited transportation is available.
Crissy Field Center, located on the Presidio of San Francisco, is a partnership project of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service. The Center offers multicultural programs that actively engage us with our environments and promote collaborations in building a more sustainable and environmentally just society.
  • Crissy Field Center programs require a $75 lab fee.
  • Scholarships for programs and transportation are available.