The Observation Wheel does not belong in the Music Concourse, or anywhere in Golden Gate Park. The Observation Wheel and attendant lighting are not in keeping with the Park’s character or function.
The phrase “Portals of the Past” for the surviving Towne mansion entrance is attributed to contemporary writer Charles K. Field. In 1906, Field contributed articles to Sunset magazine, a Southern Pacific Railroad promotional tool. Field later became an editor and owner of Sunset.
Every year from mid-January through March, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park puts on a show. Or rather, its magnolia trees do. From eye level to 80 feet in the air, blossoms ranging from white to deep fuchsia can be found in every corner of the Garden.
A new art installation by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken titled “Entwined” sits in Peacock Meadow in the east end of the park next to the Conservatory of Flowers. The art installation honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary and will run from Dec. 10 to Feb. 28.
After the SF Recreation and Park Department closed John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park to vehicular traffic 24/7 to allow space for pedestrians and cyclists to get some exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, it created a wall between the Richmond District and the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.
McLaren, born on Dec. 20, 1846 in Scotland, finished his basic schooling at age 14 and looked for outdoor work. His first job was gardening at a small estate. After a few years of experience, McLaren moved on to working at a larger estate before enrolling as a student in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh one winter.
… But it has been a start-and-stop year. After the elation of having the attractions open again, they recently needed to close again due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the City.
Luke Zepponi, a junior at Abraham Lincoln High School in the Sunset District, was recently awarded a $1,000 prize after he placed third in the San Francisco Historical Society’s annual Fracchia Prize writing competition.
It seems SF Rec and Park won’t be satisfied until every square foot of Golden Gate Park is concrete and artificial turf.
A remarkable $27 million renovation project of the 125-year-old tennis complex is nearly complete.
Why is it so hard to get a good look at Chaplain William D. McKinnon’s face on his monument in Golden Gate Park? How could the McKinnon Monument Committee and the San Francisco Parks Commission have disagreed so strongly over whether or not that statue should even be in the park?
Winnie Quock, a recent graduate of George Washington High School in the Richmond District, was awarded a $2,500 prize after she placed first in the San Francisco Historical Society’s annual Fracchia Prize writing competition.
Outside the DeYoung museum on a recent foggy morning, 60+ people showed up decked out in streamers (and masks) to keep JFK Drive and the surrounding museum loop dedicated to bikers, pedestrians, and rollerbladers.
An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light.
The monument, made of white Italian marble, was planned to serve as a fountain for people and horses, according to Chris Pollock’s book on Golden Gate Park.