John McLaren


Tue January 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

John McLaren: The man who planted two million trees

John McLaren's statue stands in Golden Gate Park, not the other San Francisco park named after himself.

Just about everyone knows that the largest park in San Francisco is Golden Gate Park. But can you name the second largest one? (The Presidio doesn’t count; that’s federal.) 

Named for John McLaren, San Francisco’s first Superintendent of Parks, McLaren Park is just over 300 acres, about a third the size of its larger and better-known sibling.  

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