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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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runaway horse causes havoc in golden gate park (Feb. 21, 1886)

Looking at pictures like this one (South Drive, Golden Gate Park, probably dating to the late nineteenth century, SFPL/AAA-8339), it’s tempting to romanticize the park before the advent of the automobile.  But the following hair-raising report from the San Francisco … Continue reading

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Closing the park overnight

This week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a long-discussed plan to close the park to the public from midnight to 5 a.m., citing vandalism and dumping as concerns.  City leaders approve overnight park closure plan | http://www.ktvu.com Opponents … Continue reading

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native plant strikes again

“Three San Francisco cops remain on disability after suffering “severe” reactions to poison oak during a Sept. 9 scuffle with a tree-branch-wielding homeless man in Golden Gate Park, police said Thursday.  The incident erupted about 9:15 a.m. when transient William … Continue reading

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As Crime Falls, Central Park’s Night Use Grows

Here’s an excerpt from a recent article in the New York Times about increased use of Central Park at night.  Who uses Golden Gate Park at night, I wonder? “For as long as most New Yorkers can remember, the rules … Continue reading

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crasher livens up golden gate park wedding

‘So much planning goes into making your wedding the most perfect day of your life – the location, the guests, the flowers, the cake. But, as always, it’s the things you can’t plan for that can ruin everything. Consider the … Continue reading

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New York Moves to Stop Foraging in City’s Parks

A recent article in the New York Times about foraging in city parks is food for thought.   People collect mushrooms in Golden Gate Park (Google “picking wild mushrooms in golden gate park).  Not sure what else.  Here’s what’s going … Continue reading

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