Crissy Field in San Francisco Slated for Makeover

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A popular San Francisco park that draws thousands of people on weekends is getting a makeover.

The 20-foot-wide path cannot hold all the dog walkers, joggers and parents pushing strollers on sunny spring days.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that park users have long complained about the walkway's pits, puddles and packed crowds.

This fall, the trail, in the shadow of Golden Gate Bridge, will be repaved and widened in certain spots, the newspaper reports. It will also get improved drainage, and some parking lots will be redesigned.

A $2.5 million National Park Service grant, in honor of the park service's centennial, and matching private donations will fund the upgrades. Construction is expected to start in October, just after Fleet Week, and run until the end of the year.

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