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The Greatest: Five Ways to Get Moving in the Park

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 Category Kids and Family; Recreation and Wellness

Thanks to the recent much-needed rainfall, the Presidio is lush and green, making this the perfect time to get out and get active in the park. If you’re looking for ways to get moving in the Presidio in the new year, we have a few suggestions for you.

Get Rolling

Family biking down bike lane

Rent a bike from Presidio Sports Basement, get geared up at Roaring Mouse Cycles, rent an Electric Bike, or bring your own bicycle and take an epic ride on the park’s 25 miles of bikeways.

Learn more about biking in the Presidio >>

Get into the Flow of Things

yoga on the lawn

There’s more than one place to say “Namaste” at the Presidio. Baptiste Yoga, A Body of Work Studio, Movement (Formerly Planet Granite), and the Presidio Community YMCA offer regular classes. If you want to get the little ones into the pose, It’s Yoga Kids is the place to get started. And if an affordable alternative is what you’re after, Presidio Sports Basement offers free Sunday classes for both adults and families.. Grab your mat!

Hit the Main Parade Lawn to practice some sun salutations outdoors with a view >>

Get the Littles Moving

kids playing football

There are plenty of ways to help the kids burn off some energy – whether it’s on the park’s trails, learning how to ride through the YBike Presidio training program, taking a swim lesson at La Petite Baleen or the Presidio Community YMCA, batting at the Batter’s Box, or bouncing at House of Air.. You can also throw a ball around on the Main Parade Lawn or head over to Presidio Wall Playground, a favorite spot for a picnic lunch and bathroom break.

Learn more about all the great kids and family activities in the park >>

Try Something a Little Different

indoor rock climbing at Movement

Tired of your everyday workout? Try something different in the Presidio. From rock climbing (and yoga and fitness!) at Movement (formerly Planet Granite); to a swing of a bat at Batter’s Box SF; to personal training and fitness evaluation services, acupuncture, massage therapy, Pilates, and community health and wellness lectures at Presidio Sports + Medicine; to playing 18 holes at Presidio Golf Course, we’ve got it all.

Visit our Recreation and Wellness page to learn about places to go in the Presidio to get healthy >>

A Trail Loop that is Welcoming to All

accessible trail users in the Presidio

Within the Presidio’s 24-mile trail network there’s a three-mile loop that everyone can enjoy no matter their mode of travel – be it by foot, bike, wheelchair, or stroller. The loop showcases the best of the Presidio and includes portions of six park trails: Bay Area Ridge Trail, Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, California Coastal Trail, Presidio Promenade, and Park Trail. Along the way you'll enjoy gentle slopes, firm surfaces, forest groves, historic buildings, and incredible views of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Explore this loop through this PDF map >>

Learn more about Presidio trails >>