The Wheel is of little or no benefit to the de Young and I am disappointed to hear that staff are spending time calling in support of SkyStar, a private, for-profit vendor based in St. Louis, MO, with no transparency, and SF Parks Alliance, a private non-profit.
The SkyStar Wheel in Golden Gate Park will be permitted to spin until 2025, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
The SkyStar observation wheel in Golden Gate Park was about to get a four-year extension when an email from several San Francisco Supervisors sent the plan spinning into uncertainty.
SkyStar Wheel, the 150-foot-tall Observation Wheel located in the Music Concourse of Golden Gate Park, will reopen Thursday, March 4 at noon.
The San Francisco Recreation Department will seek to extend the 150-foot-tall SkyStar Observation Wheel’s stay in Golden Gate Park to March 1, 2025, due to the impacts of COVID-19, Rec. and Park announced today.
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.
… 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.