The Adventure Continues… Crissy Field
San Francisco is full of so many great places to explore, and I have to admit that Crissy Field is one that I’ve passed by a few times but never found time to check out. In this 2003 episode of California’s Golden Coast Huell discovers the past, present, and future of this piece of land along San Francisco Bay. Crissy Field has become a wonderful getaway for city dwellers, so close to downtown and yet full of new life, with wonderful views of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. You can learn more about the continuing restoration of this urban gem by clicking here.
In the premiere episode of California’s Golden Coast, Huell learns about an inspiring success story. Located at the Presidio in San Francisco, once a U.S. Army outpost and cornerstone of military operations on the West Coast, Crissy Field became the most significant site of aviation development in the western United States in the early part of the 20th Century.
Today, it is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and has been transformed from 100 acres of asphalt surrounded by chain link fence to a magnificent shoreline, which includes tidal marshes, pristine beaches and grassy green fields.