The expensive three-day Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park is waving a white flag at the recession this year, and had to explain to Rec and Park commissioners why they are narrowing their festival to two days. Read More
An art connoisseur whose collection allegedly consisted of dozens of works pilfered from various San Francisco galleries and libraries will face a judge Friday on charges of grand theft.
Police arrested Terry Helbing, 53, at about 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture at the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, according to police. A worker there had recognized Helbing from a burglary in April, in which about $15,000 worth of art was stolen. Read More
Jimmy’s Old Picnic and Car Show could land its traditional spot in Golden Gate Park again this year after its permit was the victim of a Rec and Park crackdown for the first time in 22 years. Read More
For tourists, enjoyment of San Francisco’s beloved Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park will come at a cost.
As the Recreation and Park Department struggles financially, it’s banking on a nonresident fee for entry to the Botanical Garden to help out with its bottom line. The cost to enter the garden would remain free for residents, but nonresidents would be charged. Adults would pay $7, youth and seniors $5, and $2 for children ages 5 to 11. Read More
Wobbly legs didn’t stop dozens of exhausted finishers of the 99th ING Bay to Breakers from dancing to a DJ’s beats at a race after-party Sunday near the finish line. Read More
First, it was neighbors complaining about noise, traffic and trash. Now, even the dogs are barking about events in Golden Gate Park.
Festivals such as Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Outside Lands have drawn complaints from neighbors in the Richmond and Sunset districts due to their impact on traffic, noise and litter. Read More
Push carts with Frisbees, rubber balls and other park gear could soon be the latest addition to Golden Gate Park.
It’s the first venture of its kind in the park and the latest example of how The City’s largest plot of open space is one of the Recreation and Park Department’s chief canvasses for revenue sources. Read More
Pockets of Golden Gate Park that are known for criminal activity are receiving attention from city officials.Supervisors Carmen Chu and Eric Mar have sponsored legislation calling for a hearing to address public safety issues in the park, especially lighting and increased police patrols. “We are getting calls from constituents who are concerned,” said Mar, whose district covers the Richmond neighborhood and a portion of Golden Gate Park. Read More
The showdown over proposed renovations to the Beach Chalet soccer fields is expected to heat up Thursday.
The Recreation and Park Commission is scheduled to make a decision on whether to approve planned improvements to the 7-acre fields at the west end of Golden Gate Park at its meeting Thursday. If approved, the fields could be open by September of next year. Read More
There’s about a month left to lay eyes on a 5,000-square-foot equestrian icon in Golden Gate Park before it’s put out to pasture.The Golden Gate Park horse stable’s grandstand, built in 1909 for what was supposed to be the world’s largest stadium, will be demolished within 60 days to start the crawl toward the arena’s expansion project. It comes nearly a decade after commissioners voted to close the public facility and talk overhaul. Read More