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The Neighborhoods of San Francisco - Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is the largest urban park in San Francisco. At 1,017 acres it is 174 acres larger than New York's Central Park. It is a wonderful place for a stroll or bicycle ride. Once in the park, the peace and beauty of it make it hard to believe that there is a bustling metropolis just outside.

The park is a nice place for a picnic or walk. You can drive through and experience it, in a limited way, but why not park the car and get closer to nature?

Contained within the Park's grounds are a Japanese Tea Garden (the first in the U.S.), the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers (one of the world's largest), the California Academy of Sciences* (comprised of a planetarium, aquarium, museum of natural science, research library and lab), Strybing Arboretum,
a herd of bison, the AIDS Memorial Grove and Kezar Stadium.

*The California Academy of Sciences has closed the Golden Gate Park facilities for renovation until September 27, 2008. It's temporary location on Howard Street is now also closed as they move the collection back to its new home.

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