Presidio Trust Picnic Place

Presidio of San Francisco

Welcome to Picnic Place! Here you can enjoy an outdoor meal with your friends and family at our reservable community picnic tables and barbeque grills. Bring your own food grill or buy prepared meals at one of the rotating cast of mobile food vendors . Fire-up the grill, laugh, tell stories, and share in your favorite food traditions, circled by amazing views. The tables range in length from 16 to 23 feet, are wheelchair accessible, and are shaded by torrey pines. In the evening, bistro lights brighten the scene. Picnic Place is part of the Presidio Tunnel Tops , a new attraction within the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio Tunnel Tops are built on top of the Presidio Parkway tunnels, with amazing Golden Gate views you can't find anywhere else in San Francisco. This new destination connects the historic center of the Presidio to the park's Crissy Field waterfront.

Notifications and Alerts

Need to Know

Need To Know

Picnic Place permit reservations (“Permit”) made through Recreation.gov are subject to the Presidio Trust’s Terms and Conditions of Use for Picnic Place (“Terms and Conditions”). The full Terms and Conditions can be accessed here: https://www.presidio.gov/venues-internal/Shared%20Documents/picnic-place-reservation-terms-and-conditions.pdf .

You may use your designated Picnic Site solely for recreational picnicking and for no other purpose whatsoever. The Picnic Place is not offered by the Presidio Trust for any residential purposes whatsoever and may not be claimed as a residence. In addition, you agree (on behalf of yourself and those in your group) to assume the risk of any harm or damage that may befall you or any member of your group while in the Picnic Place. You have read and agree to the provisions for Express Prohibitions, No Temporary Residence, Assumption of Risk, Indemnity, and Waiver in the Terms and Conditions .

The Trust reserves the right at any time and from time to time to change, add to, subtract from, or alter any part of the Picnic Site(s) or any other permitted rights to use parts of the Presidio. The Trust will not be subject to liability nor will Permittee be entitled to compensation because of such changes. The Trust will not be liable to Permittee for interference or inconvenience caused by any such action of the Trust.

You are prohibited from:

Alcoholic beverages are allowed in accordance with 36 CFR § 1002.35 . Disorderly conduct is prohibited. 

Permittee shall not bring hazardous materials to the Picnic Site or burn any fuel other than reasonable and appropriate amounts of charcoal for cooking on the grill in your Picnic Site. 

You must comply with all applicable laws and restrictions at Tunnel Tops and the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio Trust reserves the right to revoke this Permit for any reason and may close or limit access to Picnic Place at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, safety, weather, or air quality conditions.

Emergency contact information: Contact the U.S. Park Police Presidio Dispatch at (415) 561-5656 for emergency assistance or (415) 561-5505 for non-emergency assistance. Do not call 911 using a cell phone, as the call will be routed to Vallejo Highway Patrol dispatch who are unfamiliar with the Presidio.

Contact Information

1750 Lincoln Boulevard San Francisco CA 94129

Phone Number

(415) 561-5083

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