A StoryWalk is a creative way for children and their families to enjoy the park on a family-friendly, accessible trail while reading an adventure at the same time. Pages of a children’s book are put on signs and placed along the trail. Walk along the trail and read the story, step-by-step and page-by-page!

Current StoryWalks

A StoryWalk at Crissy Field

Duration: May - September (Four Months)

Story: Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris

Location: Crissy Field Promenade

Find our fourth StoryWalkⓇ, Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris, at Crissy Field this summer! A StoryWalk is a creative way for children and families to enjoy the park on a family-friendly, accessible trail while reading an adventure at the same time. Pages of a Her Right Foot have been put on signs and placed along the Crissy Field Promenade.

How do I find the StoryWalk?

Drive: Head toward the Warming Hut near Crissy Field. Parking is available at the Warming Hut. 

Public Transit: Take MUNI 28 to the Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion and walk down Battery Trail.

About Her Right Foot

In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

A StoryWalk at Mountain Lake in the Presidio

Duration: June - August (Three Months)

Book: I Wrote You a Note written and illustrated by Lizi Boyd

Publisher: Chronicle Books

This StoryWalk is coming back for round two at the Presidio's enchanting Mountain Lake.

How do I find the StoryWalk?

I Wrote You a Note: Start at the Mountain Lake Playground! This StoryWalkⓇ is a half a mile long and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Drive: Park near the Mountain Lake Playground at 12th avenue and Lake St.

Public Transit: MUNI 28 and 1 stops at California, walk north on 12th avenue to access the Playground.

About I Wrote You a Note

In this deceptively simple storybook from award-winning author-illustrator Lizi Boyd, readers will delight in following a note's unexpected journey and encountering a cast of charming characters along the way. The spare text is filled with the kind of repetition and rhythm that make for a captivating read-aloud, while the humor and childlike cadence will engage readers who are beginning to decipher books on their own. The brilliantly colored paintings share the gentleness of the text but also bring a joyous exuberance to this celebration of nature, curiosity, imagination, and friendship.

Past StoryWalks

Our first two StoryWalks were part of the Summer Stride Reading Program of 2017, presented in partnership by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Presidio Trust, San Francisco Public Library, and Chronicle Books.

These temporary StoryWalks were removed at the end of the summer program.

A StoryWalk in Lands End

Duration: June–August 2017

Book: The Fox Wish written by Kimiko Aman and illustrated by Komako Sakai

Publisher: Chronicle Books



A StoryWalk at Mountain Lake in the Presidio

Duration: June–August 2017

Book: I Wrote You a Note written and illustrated by Lizi Boyd

Publisher: Chronicle Books

In 2018, the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy partnered with Yosemite Conservancy to bring a third StoryWalk to the park. Our third StoryWalk features Where’s Rodney?, written by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, and published by Yosemite Conservancy. Where’s Rodney? was in the Marin Headlands through April 2018.

A StoryWalk in the Marin Headlands

Duration: December 6, 2017–April 5, 2018 (4 months)

Book: Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Location: Marin Headlands, Gerbode Valley (Smith Trail and Rodeo Valley Trail)