waterfall restoration in AIDS memorial grove, golden gate park

‘The century-old Dry Creek and waterfall at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is getting a face lift.  The De Laveaga Dell, which used to be a vibrant part of the park with three waterfalls, has been fairly dry as the state has gone through cyclical droughts, forcing unsustainable water features in the park to be eliminated  .  .  .

National AIDS Memorial Grove Director John Cunningham said the hope is that the waters will flow again on World AIDS Day on December 1.  “20 years ago, this space of Golden Gate Park was a neglected site, a derelict site,” said Cunningham. “It was a dump.”  The National AIDS Memorial Grove is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and remains the first and only federally designed memorial to AIDS in the country.’

via National AIDS Memorial Grove Restoration Begins In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park « CBS San Francisco.


About fromthethicket

I'm a landscape historian and professor emeritus of landscape architecture, UC Davis. I live in San Francisco.
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