North Lake, rehabilitation pending.
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,