A man has turned himself in for stabbing a 19-year-old man in a popular area of Golden Gate Park on Tuesday, police said. The suspect, a 23-year-old New York native, surrendered to cops Wednesday afternoon, police said. Police say he stabbed the 19-year-old Eugene, Ore., native twice — once in the back and once in the arm — at Alvord Lake near Haight and Stanyan streets around 6:10 p.m. Read More
Park officials will vote Thursday on a $407,418.11 contract with a local company to analyze the impacts of adding artificial turf and bright new soccer lights to the western edge of Golden Gate Park. Read More
Parks manager Phil Ginsburg wrote that the owners of the old coupes that glamourized Jimmy’s Car Picnic in Golden Gate Park over the weekend were “well managed, respectful of the park...and really cool,’’ after months of debate about whether it was appropriate. Read More
Golden Gate Park might close between 1 and 5 a.m. as part of a plan to flush out rising crime and vandalism.
City officials are drafting legislation aimed at shutting down The City’s largest park overnight in order to stiffen penalties for troublemakers who either camp or hang out there during late-night hours. Read More
The blades of Golden Gate Park’s 105-year-old windmill are gathering dust in the Netherlands as the hired contractor refuses to fix them until The City pays him for work he has already done. Read More
An act of vandalism at Golden Gate Park Golf Course last weekend has forced the CIF-San Francisco Section to scramble to move girls’ golf matches and may force the organization to make considerable changes to its schedule.
Holes six, seven and eight of the Par 3, nine-hole course were rendered unplayable after a car or truck drove through the course Friday, seriously damaging greens and fairways, according to spokesman Elton Pon of the Recreation and Park Department. Read More
The $12 million restoration saga of the historic Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park will culminate with the reopening and 110th birthday bash Friday.
The concourse has been under construction since 2005, and for the better portion of the past year the iconic link between the de Young Museum and California Academy of Sciences was wrapped with a chain-link fence while workers fixed several unexpected and expensive problems with a century-old drainage system beneath four fountains. Read More
Police are planting uniformed and undercover officers in Golden Gate Park to stake out potential targets 24 hours a day after vandals destroyed trees and bushes recently.
More than 40 trees, mostly near the Music Concourse, were cut down or damaged in one attack. Last week, about 36 rose bushes were cut in the famed Rose Garden. Nearby shrubs also were vandalized. Police say the perpetrator used yard tools such as a saw and all the bushes were meticulously cut. Read More
A “dastardly” vandal beheaded dozens of The City’s iconic Lavender Lassies and Royal Sunsets that brighten Golden Gate Park’s scenic Rose Garden. Read More
Portions of Lincoln Boulevard in the Presidio will be closed next week as part of the ongoing project to replace Doyle Drive. Read More