Category Archives: recreation

many types of recreation in the park

Recollections of a 50-year love affair with Golden Gate Park

I can’t resist posting this lovely recollection of Golden Gate Park written by Roselyn Rich Smith, printed in the Marin Independent Journal on June 6, 2024 (to see the original article follow the link at the end). “I have bicycled through some … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Park is a favorite running route.

“Nathan Yau at FlowingData created maps tracing popular running routes in 22 major cities and San Francisco is one of them.”   As a runner, I’m not surprised to see my favorite route show up bold on this map;  it … Continue reading

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people-watching in Golden Gate Park, 1888

People-watching is a popular, free entertainment that has been available in Golden Gate Park since it first opened to the public in the 1870s.  Here’s one observer’s report on the show that was running on Oct. 8, 1888 (San Francisco … Continue reading

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dancing the lindy in golden gate park

CAROLINA HIDALGO on dancing in the park: ‘It’s late on a sunny morning and people have filled the park. John F. Kennedy Drive is closed to car traffic, as it is every Sunday, and people are biking, skating, jogging, and … Continue reading

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enthusiastic bicyclists turn out with artful bicycles in golden gate park

Many surprised park visitors gawked in delight yesterday at the parade of artful bicycles and colorful riders of all ages circling the music concourse and heading down JFK drive to Lindley Meadow in the annual Tour de Fat.  Here are … Continue reading

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tour de fat: bike and beer ballyhoo in golden gate park

‘September is the best time of the year in San Francisco. The sun is shining, the cool weather is behind us and the festival season is in full bloom. For residents who ride bikes, September brings with it one of … Continue reading

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fly fishing lessons in Golden Gate Park

Here’s another fantastic opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ right here in Golden Gate Park this summer, at the historic Angler’s Lodge.  To see what this idyllic spot looks like, follow the link to the ABC news clip at … Continue reading

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