Amundsen’s goals were to survey the Magnetic North Pole (which compasses point to) and sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, which required passing north of Canada through the dangerous Northwest Passage, a task which had never been successfully done.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department commissioners voted unanimously on Nov. 21 to authorize Lifetime Activities to handle day-to-day operations of the tennis center being renovated in Golden Gate Park.
Over 1,200 volunteers are needed to assist runners for the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and pre-race day tasks. Several assignments are available. Each volunteer receives a commemorative long sleeve t-shirt to keep and our heartfelt thanks.
Sunset Holiday Mercantile 2019 will be held at the County Fair building on Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15.
On Aug. 25, 2018, a solemn ceremony was held in the discreet Heroes Grove in Golden Gate Park, where the 18-ton granite Gold Star Mothers’ Rock stands more than eight feet tall, honoring San Franciscans who gave their lives in World War I. The ceremony highlighted the newly installed additional stones referenced Nov. 11, 1918, the date of the armistice, which was the inspiration for Veterans’ Day.
Equestrian enthusiasts can now experience Golden Gate
Park on horseback, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
Dear Senator Feinstein,
You were very much involved in the defeat of the popularly supported “Proposition H, ” which would have banned artificial turf in Golden Gate Park.
Three thousand people attended the unveiling of the 30-foot-tall bronze statue of Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park on Nov. 17, 1907, reported The San Francisco Call newspaper.
By Erin Bank This year’s three-day Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park, held Aug. 9-11, was one for the history books in many ways. According to Billboard Boxscore, 205,500 tickets […]
Officials have confirmed two mountain lion sightings in San Francisco since Aug. 21, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
The top men and women lawn bowlers in the country will compete at the 2019 Lawn Bowling National Championships, hosted by the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club (SFLBC) in Golden Gate Park, later this month.
Three popular attractions in Golden Gate Park will soon see “flexible” pricing rates for entrance fees charged to visitors residing outside of San Francisco on weekends, which city officials hope will raise revenue and relieve congestion.
The Prayerbook Cross in Golden Gate Park is quietly celebrating its 125th birthday this year. The mostly hidden concrete cross is located in the heart of the park surrounded by trees, above Rainbow Falls alongside John F. Kennedy Drive, just east of the Crossover Drive overpass.
Sketches by Liz Scotta.