The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will celebrate Crissy Field’s 20th anniversary from 1-3pm on Saturday, May 7. The first 1,500 people to arrive will receive a free kite to fly on this spacious grassy field in the Presidio.
Historic SF business Chinatown Kite Shop has manufactured all of the beautifully designed kites for the event. Shop proprietor Albert Chang will be present for the kite-flying fun, and his creations will be available from the Parks Conservancy’s Roving Ranger in the middle of Crissy Field.
The land that is now Crissy Field has gone through multiple iterations over the years. It began as home to the Ohlone people, and since then has served as an historic army airfield, a U.S. Coast Guard station, a Grand Prix raceway, and more.
The Parks Conservancy’s 2001 restoration reinstated part of its original tidal marsh and parkland, added a promenade, and restored a part of the old airfield. This large grassy field is now a favorite for picnics, parties, and events – and its 20th anniversary is truly one to be celebrated.
Be sure to attend Crissy Field Kite Day on Saturday, May 7 from 1-3pm. The free kites are first-come, first-served.
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