parks alliance to sponsor talk on golden gate park

The history of Golden Gate is a composite of stories about people. Many interesting and colorful characters have left memorable footprints in this amazing landscape over the years. Join San Francisco Parks Alliance for an evening with Heath Schenker, local landscape historian and author, and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis. Ms. Schenker will recount stories of some of the fascinating individuals who are part of the rich history of this remarkable park.

DATES: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TIME: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

LOCATION: The Orchid Gallery (directly east of The Conservatory of Flowers) in Golden Gate Park

COST: Free to SFPA Members* – $10.00 Non-Members

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, October 21, 2011 to Steve Bowles at415.750.5440 or

*Includes NPC donors since 11/01/10.


About fromthethicket

I'm a landscape historian and professor emeritus of landscape architecture, UC Davis. I live in San Francisco.
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1 Response to parks alliance to sponsor talk on golden gate park

  1. Dear Heath,
    We attended your talk “Golden Gate Park: A Stroll Through History” and found it fascinating. Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed it and learned from it.
    Also, I (Liz) am co-chair of a community effort to tile our steps (extension of 16th Ave between Kirkham and Lawton). We hope to continue beautifying the Inner Sunset. You may check out our website at
    Peace, Liz

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