Community Group Programs

Embark on a fun and fascinating park experience especially designed for youth groups


A National Park Service Ranger leads a large group of smiling children in an interactive story

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust, hosts a number of community group programs geared toward youth. Programs celebrate the natural and cultural wonders of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and can be customized to meet the needs of your group.

Customize Your Program!

Location: Crissy Field Center

The Presidio has been inhabited for over 10,000 years. Investigate how the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican, and American residents of the Presidio impacted and influenced the landscape we now call a national park-and experience the legacies they have left behind.

Cultural Encounters
Travel back to 1776 and learn about the difficulties the inhabitants of this area faced. Explore the challenges Spanish settlers encountered and examine the hardships the Ohlone people experienced living in the Presidio.

Growing your Roots: Juana Briones 
Discover how Juana Briones and others used indigenous plants in Presidio for food, medicine, and tools. Identify the indigenous plants that have grown in the Presidio for thousands of years!

Buffalo Soldiers 
Uncover hidden stories of how these brave African-American triumphed during a time of segregation and extreme racism, and explore their intimate connections with America’s national parks.

Availability: Programs are offered Tuesday through Saturday. Each visit is approximately 1–1.5 hours long.

Location: Crissy Field Center
Discover the natural beauty of your national park and beyond at one of our fascinating multi-visit programs.

Seaside Senses 
Making sense of the world around you! Experience the Crissy Field Marsh and surrounding areas.

Watershed Through Time
In this interactive program, survey watersheds in San Francisco and examine the dynamics of how the environment and the community play a critical role in shaping each other.

Age Range: All
Capacity: 30

Teens on Trails is a program for young people who enjoy spending time outdoors. They’re introduced to local area national parks and other Bay Area teens through volunteer activities. 

Since 1998, the community has transformed this former military site into a beloved 100-acre parkland. Discover the history of Crissy Field in this engaging introduction to your national park.

Age Range: All
Capacity: 30

1199 E Beach
94129 San Francisco , CA

Contact Us!

Cultural Legacies and Nature in your Neighborhood
Fátima Colindres - National Park Service Ranger

Customized Programs
PaHoua Lee - Manager, Community Services and Programs, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
(415) 561-7764

You Can Ensure That Our Parks Will Always Welcome All

More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together