It’s a Great Day to Picnic in Our Parks!

It’s a Great Day to Picnic in Our Parks!


Hi, my name is Jamie Hopper and I’m with the
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. In this Get out and Play episode we are featuring
the wonderfully romantic park location in your very own Rec and Park backyard, this
is your chance to find your heart in San Francisco with someone special.
Starting off our picnic segment we are here at the lovely and historic Palace of Fine
Arts, located in the bustling Marina District. Originally built for the 1915 Panama Pacific
Arts, located in the bustling Marina District. Originally built for the 1915 Panama Pacific
exposition, the Palace is situated along San Francisco’s northern water front, near Persidio’s
Crissy Fields and Letterman Digital Art Center. The Palace of Fine Arts is A.D.A. accessible
and easily reached by the 28, 30, 30 x and 91 bus lines, with its elegant rotunda and
columns set against the reflecting waters of the surrounding lagoon and fragrant eucalyptus
trees, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of San Francisco’s most romantic settings for special
dates, and memorable proposals. The palace is also a perfect picnic spot to relax with
that special someone while listening to the water and fountains in the lagoon and gazing
at the swans swimming gracefully by. Beautiful to view for many locations along the lagoon
and inside of the column is an ideal place to walk around with your loved ones.The Palace
is the most popular location in the city, park system. Reservations for weddings and
other events are available at sfrecpark.org. A Shakespeare garden contains plants referred
to by William Shakespeare’s plays and poems Welcome to the beautiful and unique Shakespeare
garden here in the famous Golden Gate Park. Located near the de Young museum and the California
Academy of Sciences, Shakespeare garden was designed in 1928 by the California Spring
Blossom and Wildfire Association. Flowers and plants played an important tool of imagery
and employed throughout Shakespeare’s literary master pieces. Here is a truly enchanting
and tranquil little garden tucked away along a path behind a charming rot-iron gate which
leaves its own romantic magic, this garden is the spot to woe your date. Stroll around
and appreciate the beauty of the unique setting The overarching cherry trees and the gorgeous
brick walkway and the brick wall, the enchanting stone benches and the rustic sun dial.
Share the words as you read bronze plaques on the the rear brick wall that fill the garden
with Shakespearean quotes and famous versions from Shakespearean plays. This compact garden
is a sweet park gem to share with someone special. So pack a picnic find a lovely bench
and enjoy the sunshine and soft breezes and let the whimsical words of William Shakespeare
float you and your loved one away. This is one of rec and park’s popular wedding
locations and is available for reservation, hop on the 29 bus and have no parking worries.
Shakespeare’s garden is A.D.A. accessible. Just a little pocket park located at the bottom
of Russian hill, Fay Park is a secret garden with an intimate and captivating appeal. Carefully
tucked away on Leavenworth Street, one block away from on the bottom of the crooked part
of Lombard street, Fay Park makes the top of the list for the most intimate picnic settings.
Avoid all tourist cars and parking hassles by hopping on the Powell Hyde or Powell-Mason
Cable Car or 30, 41, or 45, or 91 bus. Fay Park’s garden was designed by famous architect
Thomas Church in 1957. Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be, is inscribed on
the sun dial, this little gem of a park. A lush oasis anchored by twin white gazebos,
lovely decks, and splashes of colored roses blooming year round. This is the place to
tell someone something special or the place to declare to your friends and family the
commitment you two share. Wedding and events reservations are available with Rec and Park
for this adorable hidden gem known as Fay Park.
We know there are many other lovely romantic parks in San Francisco, we hope you’ve enjoyed
this short tour of look outs, picnics, and strolls that are available every day in our
parks. I’m Jamie Hopper with the Recreation and Parks Department, and until next time,
don’t forget to get out and play! for more information about reserving one of
these romantic locations, or any other park location, call 831-5500. This number is best
for special events, weddings, picnics in golden gate park and stern grove and the county fair
building or for any athletic fields call 831-5510. You can write us at reservations 501 canyon
street, san Francisco California, 94117. Or just walk in and say hello at old log cabin
lake drive golden gate park. And of course you can find more information and reach us
at sfrecparks.org.

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