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.”
Press Release: GG Park’s Botanical Garden Announces New Nursery
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.
Press Release: Outreach Events on the Future of JFK Drive in GG Park
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.
‘Flower Piano’ Draws Huge Crowds￼
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.
Charity Kahn and Her JAMband Inspire Kids with Joy and Music￼
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.
Free Adaptive Bicycles Available in GG Park Through Pilot Program￼
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).
Plan to Make Golden Gate Park’s JFK Drive Car Free Advances
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.
Letter to the Editor: NY Times Article Mischaracterizes Story of Car-Free JFK Drive
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.
Golden Gate Heights Park Re-opens After $2.8M Renovation
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.
Rec. and Park Approves Transportation Equity Measures
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: Golden Gate Park Rose Garden
Photos of the Rose Garden in Golden Gate in full bloom on June 14, 2021 by David Lockmiller
Commission Reports on Pros and Cons of Car-Free JFK Drive
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.
Advocates Argue For and Against Car-Free JFK Drive in GG Park
For more than a year, the public has been enjoying a car-free experience along John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park, from the eastern entrance of the park to Crossover Drive. But when the pandemic restrictions are finally lifted, they might face a choice of keeping it this way or not.
Photo Essay: Demonstration for a Car-Free JFK Drive in GG Park
Photos and captions by Emily Huston.
Press Release: Annual 420 Event Cancelled
he annual 420 celebration in Golden Gate Park has been cancelled for a second year due to the state and local restrictions on large gatherings, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced,