Category Archives: recreation

many types of recreation in the park

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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in city parks, fancier noshing?

Could it be that New York City parks are poised to surpass San Francisco parks in gourmet food offerings?  The following article, from the New York Times, hints at what foodies in New York have to look forward to.  This … Continue reading

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horse stable to open in central park

The following excerpt is from a recent article in the New York Times: ‘Central Park is laced with bridle paths and dotted with pastures, and its plants were once fertilized with manure. But though carriage horses trot through it, police … Continue reading

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golden gate park’s skating ‘mayor’

One of the wonderful things about Golden Gate Park is how it accommodates so many people following their particular passion, whether it be sailing a model boat, swing dancing, bird-watching  .  .  .  the list is so long!  Here’s a … Continue reading

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report says closing roads increases park use

jfk drive on a sunday (photo: http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=JFK_Drive) It’s difficult to measure the public health benefits of urban parks, although intuitively we believe they must be good for our health and well-being.  But some interesting statistics about Golden Gate Park are … Continue reading

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a segway through golden gate park?

The Segway — a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle — has been appearing with increasing frequency in Golden Gate Park lately.  I assume that the inventor of this device came up with the name by way of the word segue, which means:  to … Continue reading

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bowling on the green with shakespeare and friends

  “To sleep: perchance to dream: ay there’s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil Must give us pause.  .  .” In this passage from Hamlet’s famous … Continue reading

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