San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Land Of Lakes, Gardens, Art & More

For those of us who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, we all have our story of our favorite park experiences.

Golden Gate Park is known for many wonderful attractions but when many of us were teenagers decades ago, it was wonderful for driving your car to a remote area at night and making out with your date.

Well enough of that.

Since San Francisco is also a haven for some great female grappling it’s natural that if you have a session with one of the beautiful girls who wrestle there, that you would want to enjoy some of the city attractions.

Golden Gate Park is such an attraction.

Let’s take a closer look. article, By Elisa.rolle – Own work, wikimedia

Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, United States, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres (412 ha) of public grounds. It is administered by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, which began in 1871 to oversee the development of Golden Gate Park.

Configured as a rectangle, it is similar in shape but 20 percent larger than Central Park in New York, to which it is often compared.

Did you know that?

Be honest. Didn’t you always think that Central Park was larger?

Golden Gate Park is over three miles (4.8 km) long east to west, and about half a mile (0.8 km) north to south.

With 13 million visitors annually, Golden Gate is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States after Central Park in New York City, Lincoln Park in Chicago, and Balboa and Mission Bay Parks in San Diego.

Next is a section of the park that is a must stop for rest, relation and spiritual enlightenment. article, photo credit

The Japanese Tea Garden is the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States and takes up five of the 1,017 acres (412 ha) of the Golden Gate Park.

George Turner Marsh, an Australian immigrant, originally created the garden for the 1894 Midwinter Exposition. The landscaping and design was maintained by Makoto Hagiwara until 1942 and includes still-standing features such as the Drum Bridge and the Tea House.

Subsequent additions include a pagoda and Zen garden. It is located to the left of the de Young Museum and is one reported site of the introduction of the fortune cookie to America.

The Japanese Tea Garden serves as a spot of tranquility in the middle of the various activities that take place at the Golden Gate Park and provides visitors “a place in which it is possible to be at one with nature, its rhythms, and changing beauties.”

The Japanese Tea Garden brings in more than $1 million to the Golden Gate Park and the city annually.

That’s our version.

At, let’s allow them to share their experience. “Golden Gate Park is home to ten lakes within the more than 1,000 acres of land designated to one of the most popular places to visit in San Francisco. Throughout the year, there are plenty of sights to see and an array of activities taking place at the lakes, including model boat regattas, waterfalls, pedal boat rentals, and intriguing displays of wildlife. A prepared visitor is one that comes with a camera in hand – ready to take a snapshot of one of life’s many precious moments. From mesmerizing ripples in the water to native bird air antics, you never know what you’ll encounter at the lakes of Golden Gate Park.

In the western section of the park, there are six lakes:

  1. Mallard Lake
    Viewed as one of the most pleasant lakes in the park, Mallard Lake offers a place for an entertaining family-friendly outing to unfold. The local ducks welcome guests who come bearing gifts…stale slices and crumbs of bread. A nearby picnic table provides a nice spot to have lunch. Many come to test out their binoculars at this lake, which is located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
  2. Metson Lake
    Touted by some for having the most convenient parking during a lake visit, you can easily reach the front of Metson Lake by entering through Lincoln Way on 25th or 41st Avenues. Known for its pretty scenery, shady stream, and low traffic, the lake also offers an enjoyable visit from an abundance of local wildlife.
  3. Spreckels Lake
    As one of the most scenic lakes in Golden Gate Park, Spreckels Lake is home to Monterey Cypress trees, a variety of wildlife, as well as the San Francisco Model Yacht Club, which holds frequent events, competitions, and activities. The lake is highly frequented by bikers, joggers, walkers, and exercisers. The lake is located on Spreckels Drive at 36th Avenue.

4-6. The Chain of Lakes
The Chain of Lakes is named for the three small lakes in Golden Gate Park that are located within close proximity to one another – North Lake, Middle Lake, and South Lake:

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There are other lakes as well so you should visit their website at:

Well, that was just a starting place.

There is so much more to Golden Gate Park that if you have a session with a beautiful grappler and then visit Golden Gate Park, you too will have made some important memories of a lifetime.

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