GG Park is the soul of San Francisco. Its 1,017 acres of land stretches towards the ocean and its vast swathes of green lawn beckon you to sit and relax on a sunny day. And now it just may become a historical landmark.

The Chronicle reports that, “Wednesday, the city’s Historic Preservation Commission will discuss developing plans with the Recreation and Park Department to make all of Golden Gate Park a historic district, meaning that any substantial changes would have to be reviewed by both the Recreation and Park and Historic Preservation commissions.

That added layer of review would check the power of a park department that many preservation proponents accuse of making up a budget shortfall by selling San Francisco’s parks to the highest bidder.”

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