Once a literal waste dump, Crissy Field is now anything but. Still, with 15 years since its last renovation, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area has deemed that the one-and-a-half mile spot could us some upkeep. CBSSF learns that starting around October, the much-used recreation destination will receive a four- to six-month makeover.

A new grant has apparently made the process possible, with spokesperson Alexandra Pickavet claiming that “for two and a half million dollars, it’s the largest grant in the country for the national parks for maintenance backlog.”

You may also recall that one of the architects of New York's High Line, James Corner Field Operations, was chosen in 2014 to develop the area above Crissy Field, part of it over the new-ish tunnels of the Presidio Parkway that replaced Doyle Drive. Renderings of that project were updated last year.

Taken together, the whole area should be looking very fresh by 2017, and even better when the new project is completed in 2018.

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