Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New trail loop through McLaren Park, south side of San Francisco

San Francisco Chronicle/Matthai Kuruvila, 1/6/13"San Francisco park trail loop offers great views."

Dogs are welcome too
Benches for rest and contemplation
"The new 
Philosopher's Way trail, dedicated Saturday (1/5/13) in San Francisco, meanders through McLaren Park, weaving onto vistas of the city and the Bay Area and into groves of redwoods and cypress. The 2.7-mile
trail loop holds expansive views of the region, including Mount Diablo, Mount Tamalpais, Angel Island and the Pacific Ocean - assuming it's a clear day.

....  McLaren, named after John McLaren, the longtime park superintendent who helped develop
Golden Gate Park, is surrounded by several distinct neighborhoods - Visitacion Valley, Portola, Sunnydale, Excelsior and Crocker-Amazon. It includes various tree groves and open space, as well as the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.

....  If you go:  The trailhead for the Philosopher's Way can be found at the parking lot southwest of the intersection of Mansell Street and Visitacion Avenue. Read article.  

Trees "al natural"
Related - Philosopher's Way trail, 3:15 minute classic music video.  San Francisco Art Commission, 12/26/12 dedication, and map. "Philosopher's Way, a new public artwork in McLaren Park."  "The San Francisco Arts Commission, Recreation & Park Department and the Public Utilities Commission will be joined by Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos and Malia Cohen at a public dedication on Saturday, January 5, 2013 for their joint project Philosopher’s Way, a new 2.7 mile trail loop/public artwork in McLaren Park by San Francisco-based artists Peter Richards and Susan Schwartzenberg. Incorporated into existing trail systems, Philosopher’s Way runs along the park’s perimeter. Fourteen “musing stations” designed to encourage personal thought and contemplation are placed along the route to highlight the interrelationships between the area’s ecology, geography, history and the on-going experiences of the people who frequent the area."

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

"Musing stations". Oh how perfect! Our Council will be all over this idea. They can even commission some statues for inspiration. Involve the local artists.

Anonymous said...

is this in Pacifica?