Youth

2001 Crissy Field Center Opening
Park E-Ventures Article
Over 20 years, the Crissy Field Center team has reached over 750,000 participants through their programs. Programming has always used parks as a platform for young people to develop skills to create change in communities and society through environmental and social justice.
From left, Middle School Summer Programs Instructors Imari Keith, Aiden Koontz, Kathleen Wong, Olive Tambou, Dion Chung, and Nhi Nguyen. The six youth leaders from summer 2019 were all past participants in Crissy Field Center programs.
Our Work
Parks are a place of recreation, healing, exploration, education, and wonder. Continue your park adventures even during shelter in place and find your next experience on Park Youth Exchange, where you can find dozens of virtual programming for students, families, and kids of all ages.
A student brainstorming a new website design
Our Work
By sharing data across organizations, we can better understand who the park is serving (and not serving!), using that data to improve programs and reach underserved audiences.
Youth wellness collage
Gateways Article
During the summer months, the Crissy Field Center would normally be teeming with young people. While we’ve missed connecting and engaging in person, we’re meeting virtually and practicing wellness.
Golden Gate Bridge: Believe It Or Not
Youth
Step into history with Golden Gate Bridge: Believe it or Not. In this richly illustrated paperback, kids of all ages can explore fun factoids about San Francisco’s famous span.
Hanging out at Muir Beach.
Article
Find a new park or activity, and check out what our youth leaders are doing for spring break in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond.
Marquis Engle is the program director at Up on Top, an after-school and summer program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Park E-Ventures Article
The story of how a partnership with the Up on Top after-school and summer program has inspired ‘love and beauty’ in its enigmatic program director, Marquis Engle.
Park educators celebrating another year of professional development
Our Work
By developing meaningful, lasting connections between staff across organizations, PYC is creating a unified community of practice in the GGNRA.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy President & CEO Greg Moore.
Gateways Article
In 33 years with Greg Moore at the helm, the Parks Conservancy and its partners have helped transform and restore Crissy Field, Lands End, and Fort Baker, ushered in the Presidio as its own national park, and built thousands of miles of trails.