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.
It is just plain wrong to fence off an area of Golden Gate Park for three weeks for the benefit of a for-profit corporation even if some benefits accrue to the city.
In 1903, park commissioners built a windmill in the northwest corner to serve as a homegrown irrigation system. The Dutch Windmill was able to pump 40,000 gallons per hour, reducing reliance on the water company and turning the western end of the park into a destination for tourists and locals alike.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Alliance have postponed a citywide celebration originally planned for April 4 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park.
The heart of Golden Gate Park is the Music Concourse, an open-air plaza flanked by two state-of-the-art cultural institutions: the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. It is also the site of the beloved Japanese Tea Garden.
Many visitors and some locals delight at seeing a small herd of buffalo in Golden Gate Park. Seasoned San Franciscans and knowledgable visitors know the truth: the large, lumbering animals grazing in the enclosed meadow along John F. Kennedy Drive just west of Spreckels Lake aren’t buffalo. They are American bison.
By Hazel O’Neil
Photos at the Dutch Windmill and the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden in Golden Gate Park. March 13, 2020.
Organizers of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary celebration announced today that a parkwide birthday event on Saturday, April 4, 2020 is being rescheduled for a date later this year.
According to the website Flowerweb, certain species of orchid can survive up to 100 years. It also claims orchids have the largest variety of flowers with the number of officially documented species standing at 25,000 plus.
Despite opposition from conservationists, the eastern end of Golden Gate Park’s Music concourse will host a 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel over the next year as the city celebrates the park’s 150th birthday.
March 14 is Opening Day, the first day of the model boating season at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park. This event includes the Ragtop/Stinkpot Relay Regatta, a friendly relay competition that cleverly includes skippers and boats from the Power Squadron, R/C Sail Squadron, and Freesail Squadron. The Opening Day regatta will begin about 1 p.m. on the south side of Spreckels Lake.
The Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary quilt display will take place in Robin Williams Meadow, along Bowling Green Drive, and in the National AIDS Memorial Grove.