High on a Hill: Golden Gate Park
Music Concourse

In 2004, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse improvement projects included a new De Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, and underground parking garage. << Back

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.
1. AIDS Memorial Grove
2. Apple Press
3. Baseball Diamonds
4. Beach Chalet
5. Bison Paddock
6. CA Academy of Sciences
7. Carousel
8. Cervantes
9. Conservatory of Flowers
10. De Young Museum
11. Dutch Windmill
12. Fly Casting Pool
13. Former Park Emergency Hospital
14. Fragrance Garden
15. Huntington Falls
16. Japanese Tea Garden
17. Kezar Stadium
18. Lindley Meadow
19. Lloyd Lake
20. Lunar Observatory
21. Marx Meadow
22. McLaren Lodge
23. Middle Lake
24. Model Yacht Club
25. Monastery Stones
26. Music Concourse
27. North Lake
28. Playground
29. Polo Field
30. Portals of the Past
31. Prayerbook Cross
32. Queen Wilhelmina Garden
33. Roller Skating Area
34. Rose Garden
35. Shakespeare Garden
36. Sharon Building
37. Sharon Meadow
38. Soccer Fields
39. South Lake
40. Speedway Meadow
41. Spreckles Lake
42. St. Francis
43. Stables
44. Stow Lake
45. Strawberry Hill
46. Strybing Arboretum
47. Sundial
48. Tennis Courts
49. WWI Monument

Park model by Academy Studios, Novato, CA

Copyright 2002 Hank Donat
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