This long and narrow picnicking park between Fell and Oak Streets was of great importance to the founding of the Golden Gate Park. Before the park was actually built, the Panhandle was used to test whether the Golden Gate Park COULD be built.
In the 1850s, the land here comprised of unusable sand dunes, and William Hammond Hall used the Panhandle to identify vegetation that could be used to reclaim the land. After much trial and error, the secret ingredient was found: in order, barleysea bent grass mixed with yellow lupin, manure and top-soil, pines, cypresses, and eucalyptus.
Today, it’s a simple looking green lawn, shaded by fetching looking trees. There are basketball courts, restrooms, a children’s playground.
Panhandle At Golden Gate Park Travel Tips
- Limited street parking.
How to Reach Panhandle At Golden Gate Park
- Bus 21 stop Hayes St & Shrader St
- Bus 37, 43 and N-Owl stop Cole St & Haight St
- Bus 24 stop Divisadero St & Oak St
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0.29% of people who visit San Francisco include Panhandle At Golden Gate Park in their plan
95% of people start their Panhandle At Golden Gate Park visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Panhandle At Golden Gate Park
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Panhandle At Golden Gate Park Reviews & Ratings
Park office. Helpful staff.
Top parking spot during the weekend!
Real internationally-acclaimed artists teaching children everything from cartoon drawings to fine art. All for low city park prices.
Nice walkway that connected to the Golden Gate Park! Good for kids and dog walking!
Need to set a date for a event: the guy who helped us was very nice, patient, and told us what we need to do.