Friday, December 11, 2009

Golden Gate Park

From the Music Concourse and the museums, Golden Gate Park stretches around 4 miles west to the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the largest man-made parks in the world. It incorporates land that was once wind-swept dunes but now is a rolling, tree-filled landscape with a Botanical garden, playing fields, lakes and scenic features.

In 1871, William H. Hall began creating the park and in 1887 John McLaren took over the project until its completion. It's a long walk to the ocean, there are rental bikes that can make the trip much easier.

When you reach the Dutch Windmill (1902), you will find the wide expanse of Ocean Beach.

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