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services and resources that the park requires

Golden Gate Park aquifer to augment Hetch Hetchy water

Here’s an interesting article about the aquifer that underlies Golden Gate Park: “The ongoing California drought and the constant threat of earthquake have driven home the need for The City, which draws 85 percent of its water from the Tuolumne … Continue reading

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landmark windmill gets new dome

‘San Francisco officials and international representatives will celebrate a crowning achievement this morning when a refurbished dome is placed on top of the Golden Gate Park windmill that is considered the largest of its kind in the world.  The 106-year-old … Continue reading

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murphy windmill stub on the verge of renovation

“During the next month neighbors of the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park can watch workers finally cast the old stub’s fourth, fifth and sixth floors. A large crane installed the windmill’s eight main posts during the weekend and now … Continue reading

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controversial gardens to replace recycling

“Nothing lasts forever, even in San Francisco, the city where you can’t sharpen a pencil without conducting an environmental impact report. For decades, the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center has [provided] recycling services and native plants to the locals. But … Continue reading

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what is a park for?

This week a red-hot public quarrel erupted over the proposed eviction of the HANC recycling center that has been occupying a half acre of park land next to Kezar Stadium for the past 30 years or so.  Recreation and Park … Continue reading

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turning sewage sludge into gold!?

Turns out there is fascinating precedent for water recycling in Golden Gate Park!  The following information is from a paper entitled:  “The Beautification and Irrigation of Golden Gate Park with Activated Sludge Effluent,” written in 1937 by Charles Gilman Hyde, Professor … Continue reading

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recycled water in golden gate park?

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has a plan to build a state-of-the-art facility for treating recycled water in the south-west corner of Golden Gate Park.   The treated water would fan out from this facility via pipelines, pump stations, … Continue reading

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