Category Archives: people

stories about people in the park, historic and contemporary

Golden Gate Park fly-fishing club celebrates 85th anniversary

‘Back in the 1960s, when Armando Bernasconi first walked past the three sparkling blue pools tucked away in Golden Gate Park, he thought he had found a swimming spot that just never had any swimmers.  But Bernasconi soon discovered that … Continue reading

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Central Park Goes Car-Free Forever on June 27

If New York can do it, surely we can too!! ‘The campaign for a car-free park has lasted more than half century and involved thousands of people. Today’s historic announcement by Mayor de Blasio belongs to all of them. Central … Continue reading

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S.F. breaking ground on wastewater recycling plant

The sprawling lawns of Golden Gate Park and two major San Francisco golf courses are very thirsty places, and in the coming years, recycled wastewater will satisfy that thirst, thanks to a new treatment plant being built by the city’s … Continue reading

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Loving Golden Gate Park – San Francisco Women Artists

    IN THE GALLERY: “Loving Golden Gate Park” An exhibit of art about Golden Gate Park, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love.  San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, 647 Irving St. @ 8th Ave., Oct. 3 – … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse 2017: Life Responds | California Academy of Sciences

In case the clouds part and you want to experience the eclipse in Golden Gate Park, here’s a citizen science project that you can participate in, thanks to the California Academy of Science: “The next solar eclipse is crossing the … Continue reading

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Metson Lake

Metson Lake, south-east of the Polo Field, is an out-of-the-way gem in Golden Gate Park.  Built in 1908 and intended as a reservoir to hold irrigation water for the park,   it opened in conjunction with the Murphy Windmill, a … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus at Dusk

One of my favorite times to walk in Golden Gate Park is at dusk.  The great, old trees stand tall, silhouetted against the sky, each one uniquely contorted and top-heavy in a delicate balancing act compensating for limbs lopped off … Continue reading

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