Sketches by Liz Scotta.
Outside Lands, 2019. Photos from day three, Sunday, Aug. 11.
Photos from day one of the Outside Lands concert in Golden Gate Park. Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.
Just east of the Children’s Playground carousel in Golden Gate Park stands a red-and-white painted barn built in 1943 as part of a small petting zoo with a barnyard theme. The zoo once had a goat, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, sheep and, as seen above in 1948, a “Rabbitville” with a fire station, hotel and school.
When visitors stroll around the Golden Gate Park Concourse, containing the de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, California Academy of Sciences and the Spreckels Temple of Music (better known as “the Bandshell”), they might be surprised to learn that all of it was once part of a Midwinter International Exposition 125 years ago.
District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer and Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru were at the parking lot at Ocean Beach, across from Golden Gate Park, to showcase “quality-of-life initiatives” in the Richmond District, with the recent addition of the City’s newest Pit Stop public toilet and the successful completion of #FewerPotholes 2.0.
One of the grandest statues in Golden Gate Park has been a part of its history over the last 131 years.
ur next Sunday sailing for kids will be on July 21st. The 11 a.m.-1 p.m. window is the perfect time for good wind conditions.
I write to urge you to reject the Mayor’s proposed ordinance that would grant the General Manager of the Recreation and Parks Department unlimited discretion to raise park visitor admission fees by up to 50% at any time, for as long as they wish, and for such arbitrary reasons as the weather.
The San Francisco Model Yacht Club (SFMYC) has scheduled model sailing for youth ages 10-14 on Sunday, June 23 and again on Sunday, July 21, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Spreckels Lake.
The annual twelve-day-only celebration of pianos in the park marks its fifth year at San Francisco Botanical Garden with a special anniversary edition, featuring more performances, special events and new opportunities for the public to play.
To tap a subterranean aquifer and provide water for Golden Gate Park, a pump works was first built in the late 1880s in what is today the Botanical Garden.
Experience over six miles of car-free streets on June 9 as Sunday Streets connects JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to the Great Highway and down to Sloat Boulevard. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
On Saturday, June 15, The San Francisco Model Yacht Club members will display and demonstrate their models powered by live miniature steam engines on Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park.
The third annual flower-powered night under the stars kicks off summer with the Psychedelic Photosynthesis and Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam on June 19.