Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Tree Planting

Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Tree Planting

Notice from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department:

With the start of a new decade, San Francisco is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park (GGP 150). Can’t wait and looking for an event to help kick-off the celebration? Come on out and join us in planting 150 trees in Golden Gate Park!

Our GGP 150 kick-off event will include a press conference followed by the planting of 150 trees, a gift from music legend Paul Simon. We expect more than 150 community supporters, leaders of San Francisco’s cultural institutions, and park volunteers to participate in the tree planting project as a tribute to John McLaren, the visionary horticulturalist who made Golden Gate Park rise from the sand dunes.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 28

Where: In Golden Gate Park at The Rhododendron Dell (on John F. Kennedy Drive east of Eighth Avenue near the Music Concourse – enter the park at Eighth Avenue and Fulton Street).

Event Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Volunteers asked to arrive by 10:30 a.m.)

Please note that media will be present at this event. Special GGP 150 t-shirts and/or ponchos (weather depending) will be provided to volunteers in addition to snacks, a light lunch and water. Parking will be limited due to road closures in Golden Gate Park.

Volunteers will be needed to help with the transport, digging of holes and planting or staking of the new trees, along with laying mulch in certain areas.

Date: Jan. 29

Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Golden Gate Park – Rhododendron Dell.

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