Attraction Details

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park
Type Urban Park
Location San Francisco, California, United States
Coordinates view on map
Area 1,017 acres (412 ha)
Created 1870s
Visitors 13 million
Open All year
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic district
Architect William Hammond Hall
John McLaren
Calvert Vaux
Architectural style Olmsted, Vaux & Co.-influenced
Governing body San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department
NRHP Reference # 04001137
Added to NRHP October 15, 2004

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. It 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 Park and Mission Bay Park in San Diego.

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