Golden Gate Park


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Golden Gate Park

Address:501 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone:415-831-2700
Fax:415-668-3330
Web: www.nps.gov/goga/
Size: 1,017 acres.
Location:From Highway 101 or Highway 80, follow signs "to Golden Gate Bridge," take the Fell Street Exit, head west into park. From Highway 1, follow signs to 19th Ave., turn right on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. into the park.
Facilities:Picnic areas, concessions, 11 lakes, waterfalls, boat rentals (pedal boats, electric boats, row boats), bike paths, bridle paths, two 18-hole disc golf courses, historical guided walking tours, historic monuments, museums, California Academy of Sciences (aquarium, planetarium, natural sciences exhibits), conservatory, gardens (including Shakespeare Garden and Japanese Tea Garden), carousel, playground, athletic fields.
Activities:Boating, bicycling, horseback riding, golf, tennis, archery, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, disc golf, swing dancing, lawn bowling.
Special Features:Park is home to the Asian Art Museum, the largest museum outside of Asia devoted exclusively to Asian art. The collections represent the greatest effort in the Western world to collect, display, and study the fine arts of more than 40 Asian countries. Collection includes the oldest-known dated Chinese Buddha image (AD 338). Other park attractions include the Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

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Today I was notified that a woman of the middle class would be killed in Golden Gate Park, in faraway San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dhu-AlHijjah 23, 1436, October 07, 2015, SPA -- A young Canadian woman whose body was found in Golden Gate Park over the weekend was on her first solo backpacking trip that would have taken her all the way to Europe, her relatives said Tuesday, according to AP.
WHERE: Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
com)-- What: Ratha Yatra (Festival of the Chariots and Parade), one of India's most ancient and most popular festivals, a sacred day for Hindus worldwide, will be celebrated with a parade at Golden Gate Park and will culminate in a festival and free vegetarian feast.
Art director James McCann called dibs, so he got to spend a recent afternoon in Golden Gate Park with two-year-old Buster, above.
Joining Macca in the stellar line-up on the Golden Gate Park stage were The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jurassic 5 and Camper Van Beethoven.
The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.
46 mile) race started from the Embarcadero at 7 AM, and stretched through the length of Golden Gate Park before concluding along the Great Highway.
Now bustling commercial and residential districts surrounding Golden Gate Park, the western reaches of San Francisco were once called the Great Sand Waste.
Prosecutor Tom Jones said Whale was staying in a caravan with his mother at Golden Gate park, Towyn on August 25.
Golden Gate Park was mentioned, as was the [National] Mall in Washington DC and the north shore of Chicago by the beach.
So, my plan was to pair the cerebral stimulus of a visit to the recently opened California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park with the lighthearted fun of a stop at the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, which bills itself as the worldAAEs largest tribute to Pezdom.

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