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The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, will hold an open house on June 1 to receive comments and ideas for how to improve Crissy Field and make it more useable and useful to the greater community.

This open house is the next event in an ongoing effort to gather input about what improvements and activities park users most want to see at this onetime military airstrip.

More than 600 people gathered there in October 2018 for Crissy Field Day, both to celebrate the park and to offer ideas as to what improvements or changes people want over the next several years.

Established by Congress in 1918 as one of eight coastal air defense stations, Crissy Field was constructed on the Presidio to protect San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. The base was decommissioned in 1944 and turned over to the National Park District. It was rehabilitated and subsequently opened to the public in 2001.

The June 1 open house will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Beach. Attendees can sign up for a prize raffle by submitting an RSVP at For more information, visit the project website at