Now housed in its temporary facility along the eastern edge of Crissy Field, Crissy Field Center offers programs and workshops to school groups, community organizations and the general public. Working in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust, the center encourages new generations to become bold leaders for thriving parks, healthy communities and a more environmentally just society.
The center incorporated as many “green” elements as possible in the design and construction of its interim home. Advanced pre-engineering dramatically reduced the demand for raw materials and made construction of the 7,200 square foot building virtually waste free. The center will remain in the temporary buildings until the completion of the new Doyle Drive parkway, at which time it will move back into its original building on Mason Street. The temporary structures will then be reused, moved to another location in the park or sold back to the builder.
The new center was also designed to maximize natural light and minimize the use of artificial lighting; and it made use of construction materials—including the roof insulation, carpeting, and the concrete used to pave the center’s entrance plaza—that contain as much as 95 percent recycled contents.
The fourth annual Earth Stroll takes place Saturday, April 17 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Crissy Field Center’s new facility, 1199 East Beach Drive in the Presidio. There is a $5 fee for activities passports, which will be waived for kids who draw a picture of nature in their neighborhoods and submit it for a giant map of nature in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.crissyfield.org
Earth Stroll is a partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.
The Presidio Trust was established by the United States Congress in 1996 to administer the Presidio of San Francisco, an urban national park that is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The areas overseen by the Trust include expansive open space and spectacular views, a 300-acre historic forest, and rare and endangered plants and wildlife. The National Park Service oversees the coastal areas of the Presidio. The park comprises nearly 6 million square feet of buildings, including 469 historic structures that contribute to the Presidio's status as a National Historic Landmark District.