Engaging communities who traditionally have had little-to-no access to national parks, the Center offers multicultural urban environmental education for youth. Crissy Field, a former U.S. Army airfield, is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California, United States. Historically part of the Presidio of San Francisco, Crissy Field closed as an airfield after 1974. With its breathtaking San Francisco Bay views, easy hiking, welcoming beaches and picnic areas, and wild open spaces, Crissy Field is a recreational paradise that has long been discovered by locals. The site has a rich history – first as a home for the Native Ohlone, then as an Army airfield, and later as busy industrial area for the military.
The William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center is the “front door” to the national park experience. It offers friendly staff and volunteers, engaging exhibits, maps, videos, and all the information you need to plan an amazing day for you and your family. The Presidio Visitor Center is located in the heart of the park on the Main Post, near the Presidio Temporary Transit Center. It’s operated by the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.