Forbes says Golden Gate Park is one of nation's best

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Forbes recently recognized Golden Gate Park as one of the best city parks in the country.

Other parks named on the list of 12 included Central Park in New York and Grant Park in Chicago.

Magazine writer Rob Baedeker links to The City’s web site and describes the park thusly:

“This 1,000-plus-acre swath cuts through the west quarter of San Francisco, ending at the Pacific Ocean. Golden Gate Park was transformed from an expanse of sand dunes into a verdant recreational wonderland by architect William Hammond Hall in the 1870s. Today it houses the newly renovated De Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences, in addition to lakes, botanical gardens, windmills and a bison paddock.”

Here’s a link to the article.

 

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