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

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

For Kids

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.

Visit the "For Teachers" for more information.

 

Did You Know?

Jerry Garica was a founding member of the Grateful Dead.

A young Jerry Garcia was stationed at the Presidio during his brief service in the U.S. Army. Over the course of his nine-month career, Garcia went AWOL eight times and received two court-martials.