Transforming Crissy Field

by Brad Porter, P.E., (M.ASCE), Civ. and Coastal Engr.; Moffatt & Nichol Engrs., Walnut Creek, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 3, Pg. 38-45

Document Type: Feature article


The Presidio's Crissy Field in San Francisco has been converted from a military airfield and industrial storage yard into a magnificent urban waterfront park. Thanks to a $32-million restoration project, the site now boasts an expanded beach with restored dunes and a tidal marsh.

Subject Headings: Ecological restoration | Water storage | Urban areas | Tides | Project management | Parks | Municipal water

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