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|Golden Gate Park
is San Francisco's backyard. It's difficult to imagine that in the late
1860s there was nothing here except acres and acres of dunes - land deemed
uninhabitable by the City. The vision of John McLaren, creator and "Father
of Golden Gate Park," did not include the many statues and structures that
fill the park today, along with thousands of species of plants and animals.
McLaren opposed clutter and fiercely protected the natural beauty of the
park, which runs from Stanyan Street to the Great Highway between Fulton
and Lincoln. Since a person could spend many years in Golden Gate Park with
no end of wondrous things to see and do, Mister SF offers 49 examples of
what makes makes San Francisco home to one of the world's finest urban parks.
Park model by Academy Studios,