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Beach Chalet Soccer Fields is newly renovated as of 2015, featuring synthetic turf and lights.   Almost every weekend soccer fans can catch a game - maybe not a professional game, but fun nonetheless. more
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Come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and sting rays cruise beneath your feet, and feel the spray of the California coast. Fly to Mars (and beyond the Milky Way!) from the safety of your planetarium seat, take a virtual safari in... more
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The Casino Meadow (a.k.a. Bunny Meadow) is surrounded by a grove of trees that block the chill ocean wind. Free Shakespeare in the Park is staged here each fall and it's relative shelter and privacy make it an excellent place to picnic and / or rela... more
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The Conservatory of Flowers is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants under glass. From Borneo to Bolivia, the 1,500 species of plants at the Conservatory represent unusual flora from more than 50 countries around the world... more
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Our mission is to promote the wonderful sport of Olympic archery. School of Archery is a program taught by our USAA certified archery instructor that focuses on individual athlete performance physiologically, mentally, and technically. The goal is t... more
Sometimes referred to as the "North Windmill", the first Golden Gate Park windmill stands 75 feet tall with 102 foot long spars, and was built to pump up to 30,000 gallons an hour of well water for irrigation purposes. (Before the windmill's erection... more
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What can one say about Golden Gate Park that hasn't already been said... From it's unique flora and fauna, to it's sports fields and picnic spots... From Hippy Hill to the Carousel... This is the park that's uniquely connected to San Francisco.... more
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Lindley Meadow is a grassy area stretches along the south edge of JFK Drive in the center of the park, spilling down a steep bank into a wide flat space with picnic tables and grills tucked into the eucalyptus border. Lindley Meadow is a splendid pla... more
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The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the summer and serving as a respite and p... more
Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco - along JFK Drive, near the Fell Street entrance - between the Conservatory of Flowers & McLaren Lodge. more
Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children's playground and carrousel in Golden Gate Park's southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children when it opened in... more
Hellman Hollow is a thin narrow field on the west (ocean) side of 19th Avenue. There are BBQ pits in the meadow, perfect for large groups. Reserving a spot could make the day hassle-free, as long as the weather cooperates. more
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Marx Meadow offers a delightful picnic spot on its centrally located grassy stretch of the park. It is also nestled right in the middle of one of the park's signature attractions: the Disc Golf Course! Come play -- and stay for a picnic today! more
Built in 1896, McLaren Lodge was the home of the park department’s first superintendent, John McLaren, until 1943. McLaren Lodge is currently both the headquarters for the Recreation and Park Department and an interesting stop for architecture... more
A gift to the city from banker Samuel G. Murphy, the now-restored Murphy Windmill was the largest in the world when it was built. Able to pump 40,000 gallons of well water a day for park irrigation, its purpose was to save the city from the exorbitan... more
Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they beg... more
A great open field where many concerts and events take place. Most weekends the drummers hill adds great atmosphere to this location. It's the nearest large meadow area to Haight Street and a good place to break away from shopping. more
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With the sun peeking through a cluster of trees lining the road beside the Rose Garden located at Golden Gate Park, an award-winning spread of flowers greet visitors. A unique variety of roses bloom as the public is enlightened by the beauty, fragran... more
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An exhibition hall that serves as host to many of the top natural life shows and festivals that come to San Francisco. The San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers) is a flexible space that can be molded to fit a variety of event types. more
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Our fleet of American-made boats includes rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters. All motorboats, including the support boat, are electric powered and silently glide across the serene waters of Stow Lake. The... more
Measuring close to 430 feet into the air and serving as the highest point in the entire park.  The views of Mt. Tamalpais, Twin Peaks and the Golden Gate Bridge are amazing.  Cross either the Rustic Bridge or the Roman Bridge to hike your w... more
The mission of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is to create a community to actively support the Garden with fundraising, promotion and advocacy, and to provide outstanding botanical, horticultural and environmental education opportunities... more