Poetry Walk: Crossing Waterways, Crossing Time

Level: Moderate. One-way takes 1½ to 2 hours.
Distance: 2.2 miles

a montage of beadwork in the shape of small animals, like a frog, a bee, a fish, and butterflies, all of which wrap around an illustrated column of water
This walking tour follows the inspiration of Kim Shuck, the seventh poet laureate of San Francisco, and shares poems conjured from her Presidio wanderings, following the water and exploring themes of regeneration, restoration, community, and history.

Although these poems all relate to the ecosystem as a whole, we split the walk into three zones, so you can join in at any point, closest to where you are now.

First, take a few minutes to learn what’s involved on this walk, and for our historian to set the scene: