SF Recreation and Park Department workers removed eight trees. While several of these trees were downed because they hung over the road, most were removed because they have upended the asphalt path east of the Boat House …
While plans to overhaul the Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park normally might be welcome and supported, the closure of John F. Kennedy Drive has raised questions about equity and access for the Dahlia Society members who traditionally take care of the plants there.
Tree Lighting to Kick Off Golden Gate Park’s Winter Lights Season, 2021.
A proposal by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department recommends merging the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden and the Botanical Garden into a new entity to be known as “The Gardens of Golden Gate Park.”
San Francisco Botanical Garden is preparing to step into a new role safeguarding the world’s plants from extinction with a new modern nursery, replacing a 50-year-old facility.
SFMTA, is tasked with finding solutions that balance the need for safe, car-free spaces with the need for access to Golden Gate Park for all visitors, including seniors and the disability community.
A young musician entertains the crowd at Flower Piano. More than 60,000 music lovers (70% of whom were San Franciscans) came to the event at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park Sept. 17-21.
With the stress of COVID-19 restrictions, many people have realized how important it is to spend time outdoors. This is especially so for families with children in a city like San Francisco.
To provide adaptive bicycles for free to people with disabilities, the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) has teamed up with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Lyft Bay Wheels and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).
A permanently car-free JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park moved closer to reality after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution urging the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to create a “beach to bay” car-free connection across the City.
According to the New York Times’s Aug. 8 article titled “San Francisco’s Cyclists Cheer a Road Less Traveled. Museums Mourn It,” San Francisco’s flagship museums are at risk because the “bike lobby” convinced the City to close a section of Golden Gate Park’s JFK Drive to private cars.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department held a community event on July 20 to celebrate the re-opening of Golden Gate Heights Park after a $2.8 million makeover.
Parking rates at the lot on Stanyan Street next to Kezar Stadium (above) and the parking lot below the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park were discussed at a recent Rec. and Park Commission meeting.
Photos of the Rose Garden in Golden Gate in full bloom on June 14, 2021 by David Lockmiller
The controversy about keeping Golden Gate Park’s John F. Kennedy Drive car-free east of Transverse Drive after the pandemic ends is shifting into overdrive. A new study might help steer the debate.