San Francisco, You Are Only 10 Minutes Away From A Park

Skyscrapers, steep hills, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and young executives are often what come to mind when visions of traveling to San Francisco occur.

Those are just a few of the obvious gems.

Please remember, there are some less obvious gems as well.

Think about this incredible statistic.

Edwin Lee is an American politician and attorney who is the 43rd and current Mayor of San Francisco, California. He was appointed by the Board of Supervisors on January 11, 2011 to serve out the remainder of former mayor Gavin Newsom‘s term, after Newsom resigned to take office as Lieutenant Governor of California. writer, photo By Office of the Mayor Wikimedia

Mr. Lee won the election on November 8, 2011 to serve a full term as Mayor.

He was re-elected in 2015.

According to, “Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Recreation and Park Department have announced that San Francisco is the first and only city in the United States where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk. The findings were part of the Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) Park Score, an assessment of the nation’s 100 largest cities.

During Mayor Lee’s tenure, San Francisco has invested $355 million in parks and open space projects. For his upcoming two-year budget, Mayor Lee will include $84.4 million in capital projects for the Recreation and Park Department, maintaining record levels of investment in the city’s parks and open spaces. The $84 million investment in capital projects represents an 81 percent increase from 2015 levels.

“In San Francisco, we want everyone to enjoy the prosperity of this city, which is why it is particularly meaningful that we have a parks system that is accessible and enjoyable for all of our residents,” said Mayor Lee. “We are proud to be the first city in the nation to have a least one open space within a 10-minute walk of every resident. We are maintaining our record investment into our local parks so that all San Franciscans can continue to enjoy our wonderful natural environment.”

To achieve the distinction as the nation’s first city with every resident living within a 10-minute walk of a park or open space, the Recreation and Park Department has been actively maximizing the recreational use of park land citywide as well as acquiring new land to develop into public parks.”

That is incredible and it makes San Francisco even more amazing than it already is.

Why don’t we take a walk to the city’s most famous park?

San Francisco’s New Golden Gem in Golden Gate Park writer, photo By Hispalois – Own work, wikimedia

By Dale Montz 

Yes, there is a new gem in San Francisco, another reason to leave your heart in this “Golden” city. The name of this gem is California Academy of Science and it is a very good reason to pack your pages and head to this city of cities.

California Academy of Science is setting a new dimension and standard for sustainable eco-architecture, but not only that the exhibits and the building itself is absolutely amazing. There is a living roof with 7 hills that cover the domed planetarium, rainforest, and aquarium exhibits. All this can be viewed from a platform on the rooftop.

This is a gathering for research, education, entertainment, museum and exploration into worlds like never before exhibited. They had their grand opening which; was really a grand gala; and the town is still a buzz with the amazement of it all.

You will want to see the African Hall Diorama; the Amazonian Flood Forest, which has over 1,600 live species from exotic reptiles to a bat cave; African penguins; living coral-reef display that is said to be the deepest one living display. You can see all of this Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:00pm and Sun 11; 00am-5:00pm, plan to come at opening stay until closing, it is a full day spectacular. Memberships are available for people that will want to visit come back and visit often and the regular fees in part are adults $24.95, seniors $19.95 with children under 6 free. A bargain for being transported to another world/worlds.

Golden Gate Park has always been a magical place to visit and once again this city has out done itself, there is no need to Borneo, Madagascar or Costa Rica all this splendor is right here in San Francisco, and plus so much more, put your passport away and take a trip the city where you can leave your heart. Your personal website travel agent has last minute travel deals all the time to even make your trip fit into your holiday budget, how about San Francisco for Thanksgiving, now that is a great idea.

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OPENING PHOTO writer, photo By Elisa.rolle – Own work, wikimedia

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