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

    Presidio of San Francisco


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?

The Presidio Fire Station

In the aftermath of a tragic fire that killed four family members of General John Pershing, the army built a fire station at the Presidio. The new Presidio Fire Station was the first on any U.S. Army post to house a permanent fire company with trained firefighters.