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This beautifully restored field was once a military airstrip. Through generous donations and thousands of hours of volunteer work, this area has been restored and is now a thriving example of the Bay Area's natural ecosystem.

The field boasts well designed, packed paths, picnic benches, and great overlooks of the Golden Gate Bridge, marsh, and the San Francisco Bay. This is a great family stop, and a good place to enjoy the sunshine.

The facility was named "Crissy Field" in memory of Major Dana H. Crissy, the base commander of Mather Field, California. Crissy and his observer died on 8 October 1919 in the crash of their de Havilland DH-4B while attempting a landing at Salt Lake City, Utah, during a 61-airplane "transcontinental reliability and endurance test" conducted by the Air Service from the Presidio's field and Roosevelt Field, New York.

On the Road: The field is located near multiple parking areas, and can be easily accessed.

Family Friendly: Kids will love exploring the park, and various snack opportunities will keep everyone's spirits high throughout the day.

Gem Type: Picnic Spot

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