André Salvage & Associates was founded in 1979 in order to teach men, women and children the skills of personal development, safety and abundant living. This nationally acclaimed program began in a small Martial Arts Studio where Master An... more
A secluded little area of golden sand, perfect for a picnic or just a stroll.   The views of the GG Bridge and across to Kirby Cove are amazing. more
The restoration of Crissy Field in the Presidio seems nothing short of miraculous. Newcomers to this shoreline just east of the Golden Gate will no doubt be impressed by the beautiful natural setting. Those of us who remember what Crissy Field used t... more
From its setting in a national park, Crissy Field Center offers a wide variety of programs and amenities that connect the diverse population of the Bay Area to urban environmental issues. Working in partnership with the National Park Service and Bay... more
Located in the heart of the Presidio's largest watershed, Tennessee Hollow, El Polín Spring is central in the area's history. From time immemorial the spring was a source of fresh water for native families. The native Ohlone lived just downstr... more
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point was planned as the most formidable deterrence America could offer to a naval attack on California.   Special Park Use Permits The Office of Special Park Uses is located... more
This open area features a field that is used for baseball and soccer games in the always beautiful Presidio. History of Fort Winfield Scott: Fort Winfield Scott was established in the western part of the Presidio as a coast artillery post and the... more
Friends of the Urban Forest is a non-profit committed to the belief that trees are a critical element of a livable urban environment. Since 1981, we have offered financial, technical, and practical assistance to individuals and neighborhood groups... more
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Franci... more
The Visitor Center offers hands-on activities that create an intimate experience with our marine world, which promotes understanding, while underscoring the importance of our protected marine sanctuaries. Our Visitor Center is open Wednesday –... more
San Francisco is a great walking city.  If you're in the Presidio, Marina or Pac Heights, and have the time and curiosity, the Lyon Street steps offer walkers a cooridor through mansions on one side, the trees and vegitation of the Presidi on th... more
In the structure once used as an Air Mail carrier depot and a gymnasium at the Presidio of San Francisco, were secretly trained and housed the first class of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Language School, the forerunner of the renown Defens... more
The Mountain Lake Park is on the edge of Lake Street before it crosses Park Presidio and just down from the Presidio Golf Course.    There's an open meadow with tables and seating.   There's also a playground, tennis courts, and dog ru... more
The Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association was formed in 1995 as an umbrella organization, to meet the common needs of all Pacific islanders in Northern California. It is comprised of interested volunteers and members of clubs rooted in a wide range... more
Pershing Square is named after General John "Black Jack" Pershing.   The open area is located next to the Main Post in the Presidio. In the early years of the twentieth century, General John "Black Jack" Pershing was commander of the Presi... more
A stretch of green near the Visitor Center and across from the Walt Disney Museum. The Main Post --the heart of the Presidio--marks the site of a Spanish garrison established here in 1776. This historic site served as a Spanish military base for for... more
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The Presidio Institute fosters collaboration among leaders in the corporate, non-profit, government, and other sectors to make meaningful impact in the world. We deliver programs and convene events that equip "champions for change" who have the netw... more
One part bus stop, one part gourmet pit stop, Presidio Transit Center serves commuters, residents, and visitors seven days a week. It is located in the heart of the park on the Main Post. The Presidio's free transit service, the PresidiGo Shuttle, be... more
The Presidio Trust is an innovative federal agency created to save the Presidio and transform it into a new kind of national park. Spanning 1,500 acres in a spectacular setting at the Golden Gate, the Presidio now operates largely without taxpayer s... more
The Presidio Visitor Center is temporarily located in Building 105 Montgomery Street at the bottom of the Main Post parade ground near the corner of Lincoln Boulevard. A new permanent visitor center is being planned to open in 2017.  more
This cemetery is closed to new interments. However, space may be available in the same gravesite for eligible family members. more
The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public. In partnership with garden owners, gardeners, communities, horticulturists, garden designers, and historians, we... more
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The Presidio preserves an astonishingly complex cultural and natural heritage within its 1480 acres. For details, select the "In Depth" link to the right. For thousands of years, the Ohlone Native Americans managed and harvested the natural bount... more
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The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America, has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco.  The Museum illuminates Wa... more