Car picnic remains successful

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.

It took almost a year of negotiating with park officials, who said cars simply don’t belong in the park, to keep the event in Speedway Meadow for the picnic’s 22nd year. Event organizers had never had problems getting the permit in the past.

In the end they received a revised permit with a heftier price at $9,000 plus a remediation fee of $6,000 or $8 per car, when last year it was a flat-rate of $6,300 and the year before it was $1,650.

And apparently the grass and Jimmy’s cars can in fact coexist.

“Initial reports confirm my own observations about this year's picnic,’’ Ginsburg wrote.

 

Bay Area NewsGolden Gate ParkGovernment & PoliticsPhil GinsburgPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

City officials closed San Francisco County Jail No. 4 on the top floor of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St. in September, reducing the number of beds in the jail system by about 400. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
SF jail closure prompts doctor to call for release of more inmates

Reduced space increases risk of COVID-19 spreading among those in custody

Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Plans for sidewalk-level bikeway on Market Street dropped due to costs, increased cyclist volume

Advocates say revisions to Better Market Street fail to meet safety goals of project

Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenant advocates take another try at expanding rent control with Prop. 21

Measure would allow city to impose new protections on properties 15 years or older

Singer-songwriter Cam is finding musicmaking to be healing during 2020’s world health crisis. 
Courtesy 
Dennis Leupold
Cam challenges country music tropes

Bay Area-bred songwriter releases ‘The Otherside’

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has… Continue reading

Most Read