• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco


Crissy Field Center

Students in the ecology lab

At the science lab, members of the community learn methods of environmental restoration.

National Park Service, GGNRA

The Crissy Field Center has relocated to the East Beach area on Crissy Field while Doyle Drive is being rebuilt. The center offers a rich array of educational programs that focus on the convergence of urban and natural environments. Its mission is to promote multicultural perspectives, environmental stewardship, and community service.

The new Crissy Field Center is not open to the general public, but food and refreshments are available in Beach Hut Cafe; located in the same building.

Visit the Crissy Field Center website


Did You Know?

Jonathan Letterman

Major Jonathan Letterman--after whom the hospital at the Presidio was renamed in 1911--was the medical director of the Army of the Potomac. A founding father of military medicine, Letterman organized forward first-aid stations, mobile field hospitals, and ambulance services during the Civil War.