A marker by the base of an elm tree in Golden Gate Park has the inscription:
Under the parent of this tree,
Washington first took command of the American Army, July 3, 1775 Planted by San Francisco Chapter Sons of the American Revolution 1932
Photos of the results of flooding on Crossover Drive and Park Presidio Bypass on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.
The November election is over and the final results have been certified. From now on, the eastern end of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park will be closed to vehicle traffic, except for deliveries to the de Young Museum, first responders and the park shuttle. The Upper Great Highway will also be closed on weekends starting at noon on Fridays, per a vote of the SF Board of Supervisors in December, until a study can be completed and final action taken.
Is the naked bronze man with a cape and helmet in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse Roman or Greek?
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) had something to celebrate during the holiday season as two new horses were sworn in as part of the SFPD Mounted Patrol Unit on Dec. 14.
As the sun rose over JFK Promenade on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, thousands of people gathered in the Golden Gate Park to watch the stunning finale of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
On Sunday, Dec. 18, soccer fans will gather along the JFK Promenade in Golden Gate Park at 7 a.m. to watch Argentina and France face off for the 2022 World Cup finals.
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.
In a pavilion in Golden Gate Park is a charming carousel that has been entertaining children of all ages since the late 1800s.
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.
America’s participation in World War I spurred the creation of memorials not just honoring a hometown’s fallen soldiers, but a memorial could be dedicated to deceased members of a connected organization.
JFK Promenade and The Great Walkway, less than three miles, are two places where pedestrians, cyclists, runners, people who are blind, people who use wheelchairs, children, and pets can feel safe and breathe in clean air.
City leadership has been missing in action across a range of issues, so not surprisingly a San Francisco Chronicle opinion poll found Mayor London Breed with less than 25% favorability rating, and the Board of Supervisors with 12%.
I am retired and able to visit Golden Gate Park when I wish. However, there are retired girlfriends of mine who worked many years as civil servants in SF who do not enjoy that privilege.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department rolled out improvements to the Waller Street Skate Park today—a project spearheaded by local skaters who helped shape its inclusive design that honors its street skateboarding roots.