The National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Presidio Trust are embarking upon the next chapter of Crissy Field’s revitalization—and we’re eager for your input and participation!
Nearly 20 years after its restoration, continuing the transformation of Crissy Field has become important with a growing urban population, unique natural and cultural features, and a changing climate. Crissy Field Next aims to enhance the area’s many current uses, while improving ways for people to gather, create, and play.
Throughout its history, Crissy Field has been a remarkable place - from an important gathering place for the Ohlone to a Spanish military garrison, and then a US Army airfield.
Almost 20 years ago, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service (NPS) helped transform Crissy Field from a military airstrip to the beloved parklands used by so many people today. With community support, including thousands of volunteers and $34.4 million raised, the asphalt-covered dumping ground became part of the fabric of San Francisco and a cherished national park.
Crissy Field now holds a special place in the hearts of many and is a place where the community can gather, create stories, and come out to be restored. Today, visitors and volunteers from all over are drawn to Crissy Field for relaxing waterfront strolls, picnicking, youth leadership programs, community service projects, and abundant recreational opportunities. It’s truly a universally-beloved spot.
In the 20 years since the creation of the park, Crissy Field has seen plenty of use. Parts of the bayside national park are in need of repair and rehabilitation, while other areas hold potential not yet realized.
In fall 2018, we received feedback and ideas from hundreds of people excited to contribute to the future of Crissy Field. We kicked off the project in October with Crissy Field Day, an event where over 600 people gathered to celebrate the future of this special place. Visit CrissyFieldNext.org for project updates, to download the infographic on what people said they wanted to see next at Crissy Field, and to learn more.