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We encourage our communities to contribute to helping Crissy Field reach its full potential as an inspiring space to gather, create, and play.

The Presidio Tunnel Tops, opening in 2021, will help connect Crissy Field to the greater Presidio and the rest of San Francisco like never before with a world-class public space. Building on this transformation, the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust are working together on a forward-looking update of Crissy Field.

The Planning and Design Process

We’ll be conducting a thorough public analysis of how we can best plan for this space. Throughout this process, we’ll be looking to everyone for input, ideas, and opinions. We want to know how you imagine yourself at Crissy Field.

Starting in Fall 2018, we’ll be reaching out to the general public and community groups to inform people about the project and gather input from our region’s diverse population. During this time, we’ll be hosting workshops and free public events (details). In the Fall of 2019, we will be conducting Public Scoping, the official National Park Service period for recording comments on the proposal. And in 2021, we plan to break ground, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Golden Gate Recreation Area!

If you have questions about the project, please check out our FAQs, email us at e-mail us, or call us at 415-561-2820.

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Project Timeline 2018-2022

Project Timeline

  • *Community Brainstorm: What do you want to see next at Crissy Field? (Fall – Winter 2018)

  • *Community Share Back: We heard you! Here are our ideas based on your feedback. What do you think? (Spring – Summer 2019)


  • *Public Input/Scoping: Here’s the proposed plan for Crissy Field. Share your comments! (Fall 2019)

  • Develop NEPA/NHPA document: We’re busy analyzing environmental impacts and putting together the full compliance document for Crissy Field Next. We’ll be back in the Fall. (Fall 2019 – Winter 2020)

  • *Public Review of NEPA/NHPA document: Read the full plan for the future of Crissy Field. Share your comments! (Winter 2020)

  • Update Document: We’ve read all comments received and making sure they’re addressed. (Winter 2020)

  • Issue Final Document: Planning and compliance process is complete! (Spring 2020)

Design & Construction

  • *Design (Schematic Design – Construction Documents): It’s time for details! We’re designing the project and getting feedback from you along the way. (2020-2021)

  • Start Construction: Let’s make these ideas real. Construction is completed using a phased approach. (2022)

*opportunities for public to provide input/feedback

Last updated: September 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700

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