Golden Gate Park: East End
Flowers & Tunnels & Bears, Oh My!

Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park

Description

It was the 1860s, and everyone had heard about New York City’s Central Park — a spacious plot of green that contrasted sharply with the metallic landscape beyond. To recreate such a space in San Francisco, city officials looked west, where the unincorporated Outside Lands lied dormant and unused. By the turn of the century, Golden Gate Park had developed into an enormous playground for a recreation-starved city, earning its nickname as the “Lungs of San Francisco”.

Extending from the Conservatory of Flowers to the Music Concourse, the East End is home to sites both historically significant and contemporarily beautiful — including AIDS Grove, the Shakespeare Garden, Children’s Playground and the Music Concourse.

Next Tours

  • Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 am given by Rosalie Gonzales
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Notes

Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours

Reservations are required.

Location

Meet at the top steps of the Conservatory of Flowers

Note: Please check MUNI’s current schedule.

Reservations are required.

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Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.