The San Francisco Botanical Garden will re-open to visitors Monday, June 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
After Mayor London Breed ordered San Franciscans to shelter in place, Walk SF capitalized on the momentum from the resulting uptick in Golden Gate Park visitors seeking government-approved exercise.
In 1903, park commissioners built a windmill in the northwest corner to serve as a homegrown irrigation system. The Dutch Windmill was able to pump 40,000 gallons per hour, reducing reliance on the water company and turning the western end of the park into a destination for tourists and locals alike.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance have postponed a citywide celebration originally planned for April 4 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park.
The heart of Golden Gate Park is the Music Concourse, an open-air plaza flanked by two state-of-the-art cultural institutions: the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. It is also the site of the beloved Japanese Tea Garden.
Many visitors and some locals delight at seeing a small herd of buffalo in Golden Gate Park. Seasoned San Franciscans and knowledgable visitors know the truth: the large, lumbering animals grazing in the enclosed meadow along John F. Kennedy Drive just west of Spreckels Lake aren’t buffalo. They are American bison.
Photos at the Dutch Windmill and the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden in Golden Gate Park. March 13, 2020.
Organizers of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary celebration announced today that a parkwide birthday event on Saturday, April 4, 2020 is being rescheduled for a date later this year.
Despite opposition from conservationists, the eastern end of Golden Gate Park’s Music concourse will host a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel over the next year as the city celebrates the park’s 150th birthday.
March 14 is Opening Day, the first day of the model boating season at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park. This event includes the Ragtop/Stinkpot Relay Regatta, a friendly relay competition that cleverly includes skippers and boats from the Power Squadron, R/C Sail Squadron, and Freesail Squadron. The Opening Day regatta will begin about 1 p.m. on the south side of Spreckels Lake.
The Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary quilt display will take place in Robin Williams Meadow, along Bowling Green Drive, and in the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
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!
By Thomas K. Pendergast Three popular attractions in Golden Gate Park now have “flexible pricing” rates for entrance fees charged to visitors from outside of San Francisco, which city officials hope will […]
The observation wheel will launch on April 4, 2020 and operate through March 1, 2021. It is planned for Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse, the outdoor plaza near the de Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences and the Japanese Tea Garden.
A Western Jumbo Gym (Gymnopilus ventricosus) mushroom was found in Golden Gate Park recently.