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Happy Birthday Crissy Field

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Ten years ago, on May 6, 2001, San Francisco celebrated the rebirth of the Crissy Field we know and love today, with its restored grassy field, revitalized marsh, new shoreline promenade, and an environmental education facility. More than 3,000 volunteers and three years of hard work had transformed chain-link fences, torn-up asphalt, and scraps of old tires into a gorgeous 100-acre swath of national parkland.

  • 70 acres of asphalt and concrete were crushed and reused.
  • 87,000 tons of hazardous were material removed.
  • 130,000 plugs of salt grass were hand-planted.

Read more on the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s website, or stop in at their Facebook page to share your Crissy story.

Here are some before and after images.

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