The ambience of the redwood grove will be forever impaired by the new fence. Beloved gardens are gone forever. And taxpayers are on the hock for millions to pay bond interest for for these “improvements” as well as for the new $1.1 million fence, advertising and signage. All without a single meeting of local community members taking place!
Great Blue Herons Return to Nests at Stow Lake
Starting April 15, San Francisco Nature Education volunteers will show the herons and their chicks to the public through high-powered spotting scopes. The program runs six Saturdays and concludes May 20.
State-of-the-Art Greenhouse Opening Soon in GG Park’s Botanical Garden
The new greenhouse under construction in the Botanical Garden will replace the deteriorated facilities that were in use for more than 55 years. Courtesy photo.
Press Release: SF Model Yacht Club Sets Sail for 2023 Season
March 4 is Opening Day of the 2023 model boating season at Spreckels Lake (36th Avenue and Fulton Street) in Golden Gate Park.
Children With Disabilities Enjoy Therapeutic Recreation Day in GG Park
With a Saturday morning mist pattering down on the leafy foliage of Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden, Marcela Guerrero and her 10-year-old son Matteo strolled hand-in-hand to the tucked-away Celebration Garden. Huddled in his coat, Matteo brims with a smile as he recognizes familiar faces from the Therapeutic Recreation Inclusion Services Team – friends whom he has not seen since summer camp. For Matteo and his mom, this is their first family recreation day for children with disabilities.
Stow Lake May Be Renamed, Racism Charged
Another change for Golden Gate Park has been launched with an effort to rename Stow Lake, and the boathouse that serves it, after revelations that its namesake, the 19th-Century politician William W. Stow, was virulently anti-Semitic.
City Paves West End of Polo Field in Golden Gate Park
Anyone using or walking past the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park recently has probably noticed that the west end of the field is now encased in a huge slab of concrete.
Press Release: Skatin’ Place in Golden Gate Park Reopens
A vibrant new ground mural at the legendary Skatin’ Place in Golden Gate Park made its debut today when the iconic outdoor roller skating spot reopened following repaving of the area and installation of the artwork, San Francisco Recreation and Park officials announced.
AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels to Return to GG Park
During the weekend of June 11-12, intricately stitched quilt panels will blanket the grassy lawn of Robin Williams Meadow and the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Supervisors to Consider Permanent Closure of JFK Drive
Mayor London Breed’s proposal to permanently ban private motor vehicles from certain drives in Golden Gate Park will go before the Board of Supervisors soon, however, they might make some adjustments if they approve it.
Letter to the Editor: Stop the Privatization of Our Park
In her latest “Commentary,” San Francisco Supervisor Connie Chan maintains that she is an acolyte of John McClaren’s concept of Golden Gate Park as a sanctuary from the hubbub of urban life and against the concept of “pay-to-play.” Yet, ironically, she ends up endorsing commercialization and steep admission fees.
Planned Mural to Bring a Splash of Color to GG Park’s ‘Skatin’ Place’
The exhilarating feeling of gliding along is what makes roller skating a joy. And, for many, Golden Gate Park is one of the best places to experience it.
Work Begins to Repair Stow Lake Paths
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 …
GG Park’s Road Closures Having Negative Impact on Dahlia Society’s Efforts
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.
Press Release: Tree Lighting Ceremony in Golden Gate Park Dec. 2, 2021
Tree Lighting to Kick Off Golden Gate Park’s Winter Lights Season, 2021.