Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of cultural venues, events, and activities. To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted over a hundred of the park’s points of interest. The app features an interactive map that locates you as you move throughout the park. The app provides engaging details about nearby park attractions, as well as information about amenities and other points of interest that allow you to tailor your visit.
• Explore the park with an interactive 3D map
• Location aware app comes to life with points of interest near you
• Browse over 100 categorized points of interest in the park
• Stay in touch through park contact information and social media
About San Francisco Recreation and Park
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks, and preserve the environment for the well-being of everyone in our diverse community.
The department administers more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces, including two outside the city limits. The system includes 25 recreation centers, nine swimming pools, five golf courses and numerous tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and other sports venues. Included in the department’s responsibilities are the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo, and the Lake Merced Complex.
About the Author
Chris Pollock has authored three publications to date: San Francisco's Golden Gate Park: A Thousand and Seventeen Acres of Stories (Graphic Arts/Westwinds, 2001), which is a history of the park's many features. This was followed by Golden Gate Park: San Francisco's Urban Oasis (Arcadia, 2003), a publication of historic postcard illustrations. As the official park historian he is a frequent speaker and tour guide to local and visiting groups. He has appeared on television and been heard on KGO radio; a recent TV appearance was on KPIX TV for the 200-year anniversary of the shelling of Fort McHenry that inspired James Lick to fund creation of the Francis Scott Key Monument located in Golden Gate Park. His most recent publication is Reel San Francisco Stories: An Annotated Filmography of the Bay Area (Castor & Pollux P., 2013) that is the definitive list of the many hundreds of films made in or about the Bay Area.
Chris started his career as designer specializing in interior architecture. With this experience he changed gears to focus on historic preservation, specializing in historic research. A native of Connecticut, Chris resides in San Francisco.
*GPS usage: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app is optimized to conserve as much battery life as possible.