Ulysses S. Grant’s bust was seen as underwhelmingly smallish when first revealed in December 1896. A San Francisco Planning Commission report from 2005 on Golden Gate Park for the National Register of Historic Places said that patriots seeing the Grant monument would “feel their breasts swell with pride.” How could attitudes change so strongly that the bust was angrily pulled down in 2020?
The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park will officially re-open its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
The bison cams can be viewed on Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary website with their own webpage – GoldenGatePark150.com/bison.
This view, looking north at 19th Avenue and Lincoln Way, shows the Breon Gate entrance to Golden Gate Park in its original form, around 1930.
“This has been a good year for the herons. Not as good as last year, but still a good year. If all 16 chicks survive, that will be 242 chicks who learned to fly in Golden Gate Park.”
When America faced healthcare challenges during the Civil War, Starr King rallied Californians to pitch in. In 1862, King made fundraising speeches and raised more than $1 million on behalf of the United States Sanitary Commission canvassing California and the whole Northwestern coast up to Vancouver Island …
Pulling down statues doesn’t feed the hungry or house the homeless. In fact, cleaning up the mess made by the black-clad mob at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park will cost the City money that could have been spent helping people.
On Friday night, June 19, more than a hundred black-clad people, some of them wearing anarchy symbols, cheered as the statues of Fr. Junipero Serra, the founder of the California Mission system was brought down in protest of his treatment of the First Nation people who inhabited what is now California.
I’m a resident of the Sunset District. I just read the article in the Sunset Beacon. I think creating homeless shelters in the parks, Golden Gate in particular, will be a big mistake.
Richmond and Sunset supervisors have asked Golden Gate Park’s General Manager Phil Ginsburg to review facilities in the park that could be used for homeless camps during COVID-19.
Kinen Carvala looks back at the history of the Beethoven statue in Golden Gate Park.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden will re-open to visitors Monday, June 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As we plan for reopening in the future, we will continue to closely follow local and state public health guidelines to inform our approach. We look forward to welcoming visitors back through our doors again and our top priority is to ensure we provide the safest experience possible.
Photos by Richmond District resident David Lockmiller. May, 2020.
After Mayor London Breed ordered San Franciscans to shelter in place, Walk SF capitalized on the momentum from the resulting uptick in Golden Gate Park visitors seeking government-approved exercise.