Golden Gate Park

03 May 2022

Riding Bikes and Searching for Bats on Permanent Car-Free JFK

By Kristin Tieche Something historic and extraordinary happened on Tuesday, April 26th at around 9pm. After an epic 12-hour Board of Supervisors meeting JFK Drive – once a high injury corridor in our city – became JFK Promenade permanently. After decades of mobilizing for a car-free space in San Francisco’s

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16 Mar 2022

Mayor Breed Introduces Legislation to Permanently Close JFK Drive

By Katy St. Clair A section of John F. Kennedy Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park could be moving closer to being permanently closed to vehicle traffic after Mayor London Breed introduced legislation Tuesday to authorize the change. The proposal to close 1.5 miles of JFK Drive came before

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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17 Dec 2021

Lawsuit Filed to Open the Great Highway & Other Streets in Golden Gate Park

A group of San Francisco residents filed a lawsuit on Thursday, seeking to force the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to reopen streets within Golden Gate Park that were closed off to vehicles during the pandemic. In addition to the Recreation and Park Department, the lawsuit also names the

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27 Oct 2021

Meet The Bats Of Golden Gate Park

The official winged mammal of the Halloween season is bats, and yes, there are bats in Golden Gate Park. In fact, there are 16 different kinds of bats in Golden Gate Park. “The Bay Area currently has 16 native species of bats,” according to the Golden Gate Parks National Conservancy.

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20 Oct 2021

That Rad LED Forest ‘Entwined’ Is Returning to Golden Gate Park For The Holidays

Of all the ways that COVID-19 jobbed us out of a proper observation of the Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary, one of these is that many of us could not risk going to see the amazing interactive LED installation “Entwined” in the park’s Peacock Meadow. People even started a petition

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08 Sep 2021

Flower Piano Announces 2021 Schedule

We learned in June that the beloved Golden Gate Park Flower Piano concerts would return after a two-year COVID absence, and that it would be a shortened five-day festival compared to its usual “two weeks in July” format. We didn’t know who was playing and when, though, but now we

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21 Jun 2021

Meet The 350 New Statues Replacing SF’s Racist Statue at Golden Gate Park

Back in 2016 at the height of the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem controversy, this website broke the news of a racist “slave” reference on the Francis Scott Key statue in Golden Gate Park. We didn’t actually “break” the news, the inscription had been sitting there in plain sight for more

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09 Jun 2021

Flower Piano Announces Its Return For 2021

The beloved annual pianos in Golden Gate Park recital series known as Flower Piano has been quiet nearly two full years since the COVID-19 pandemic. But in a little-noticed Monday announcement, the San Francisco Botanical Garden tweeted, “Flower Piano is Back! September 17-21, 2021!” 🎉🌼🎹 Flower Piano is Back! September

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