150 Year Anniversary Book

Norfolk Press has a newly released updated version of the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park book. With over 160 places of interest, filled with color photographs that spill over with the flowers, trees, sculpture, and charming world class architecture. The book also includes many black-and-white historical photos documenting the park’s illustrious past. This stunning book captures the wonders and serenity of this special place in an elegant volume that is perfect for visitors and residents alike.



The deluxe version of the book includes a full-color fold-out map of the areas and sites within the park and can be used as a walking guide, to discover of all the historical and current places of interest. As the only up-to-date, comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, this fascinating book leads you to the many adventures you can experience in this distinctive urban woodland.

“San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is not just a great urban treasure, a botanical wonder, and a sterling, sylvan retreat in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is a living testament to the dreams of man. Once a past sandy wilderness, William Hammond Hall’s sweeping park design ranks as one of the great achievements in the history of the West Coast. The park has been at the epicenter of the shifting trends and movements that have helped shape the city’s soul. More than 15 million people come to experience the park’s wonders each year.

Golden Gate Park is a marvel of microclimates and private passions, from weekend soccer games, to quiet trips to the fly-casting pools, to festive gatherings like Opera in the Park. The greenbelt carved by master gardener John McLaren offers visitors space for almost every conceivable recreational pursuit, including jogging, biking, sunbathing, skating, and archery. For generations, San Francisco’s citizens have cherished and protected the park and all the structures in it, from the Conservatory of Flowers to the de Young Museum, so that it remains a refuge as breathtaking today as it was a century ago.

It takes a great vision to build a world-class park. It takes a great heart to build one for the ages.”

—Ken Garcia, San Francisco Chronicle