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The Crissy Field Center is part of the Golden Gate National Parks which was a former airfield in San Francisco, California. When the National Park Service controlled the area, a massive clean-up was done because the land has become a dumping area of hazardous wastes from military camp. It was opened on May 2001 as Crissy Field Center and started to serve as an educational facility.

The center has different facilities that are useful for the programs that it offers. There is a resource library, a media laboratory, space for an art workshop, and a science laboratory. It also houses the popular Beach Hut Cafe which uses a solar-thermal heating facility to produce hot water for serving meals and snacks to customers. This newly built 7,200 square feet facility has been designed as one of the greenest buildings in Crissy Field. The entire center is built with recycled materials and other by-products of wastes. In fact, the flooring (tiles) were 70% made from waste materials.

The center offers different programs in urban and environment related issues. It has implemented different activities and programs such as school field trips, camping at the Presidio, Middle School and High School Youth Programs, Community Group Programs, and Summer Camps.

Originally, the center was located at the corner of Mason and Halleck Street. But it was relocated to the eastern side of the Crissy Field on December 2009. Currently, the base structure of the center is considered as one of the most environment-friendly building in California.
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