Phil Ginsburg

5:43pm

Sat July 7, 2012
City Visions: July 9, 2012

Q & A with SF Recreation and Parks Chief Phil Ginsburg

City Visions talks with Rec and Parks' General Manager about the department's budget initiatives for next year, the $195 million parks improvement bond proposed for this fall's ballot, and what all of this could mean for your favorite neighborhood park.

11:00am

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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