Presidio Tunnel Tops offers experiences for kids unlike anything they’ve done before. Have adventures in nature and let your imagination run wild!
Outpost Play Space
Free. Open 9:30 am to 6pm April to October and 9:30 am to 4:30 pm November to March
The Outpost is a two-acre play space (the largest in the Bay Area) inspired by the Presidio’s nature and history. It appeals most to children ages 2 to 12.
Kids can swing, crawl, and climb on huge play structures built from fallen tree trunks, boulders, and other things inspired by nature. The physical challenges increase gradually, letting kids pick the level that feels right to them.
It also offers a discovery area for young children, two art and science spaces with activities, and a place where kids can build with natural materials from the park.
Every feature is inspired by a unique Presidio story. The Outpost is also designed so that every child can experience the play structures. The primary pathways are fully wheelchair accessible.
Free. The Field Station is free and open Wednesday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
The Field Station takes its name from base camps where scientists do their research in the wild. At this hands-on space, kids use their eyes, ears, nose, and touch to identify plants, try out tools like microscopes, and create their own map for park adventures. They can also choose from a menu of self-guided experiences and field kits to use elsewhere in the Presidio. The Field Station will change with the seasons, so there’s always a reason to come back.
Meet the Adventure Guides
Adventure Guides assist kids and families at the Outpost and Field Station. They are young adults, and many are graduates from the Crissy Field Center youth leadership programs.
Crissy Field Center + Learning Labs
Crissy Field Center builds tomorrow’s environmental leaders. It offers programs for kids of all ages throughout the year in addition to camps and field trips. The center includes expanded classrooms, new Learning Labs, and a courtyard with an outdoor kitchen.
Unlike the Outpost and Field Station, it’s not a drop in facility. Learn more on the Crissy Field Center website.