Saturday, February 7, 2009

GGP=The best of the best!

I'm a parks guy. I love parks. This obsession started with trips to Oceanside Park (walking paths, marine nature reserve, tennis courts, and hockey rink), Baldwin Park (great slides and sprinkler systems), and Lido Beach Town Park (old school wooden beachfront playground) as a kid. By my teenage years I found myself frolicking in my favorite domestic (Central Park and Fairmount Park) and foreign (Phoenix Park - Dublin) and Park Guell - Barcelona) municipal parks. However, just two days ago, on my first "run" (read: stop-and-go-waddle-jog) around SF, I immediately headed five blocks south from my Inner Richmond enclave to Golden Gate Park. I was quickly blown away with this place. In my opinion, Golden Gate Park has the best landscape architecture and facilities of any park that I've ever visited. Plus, the fairly new frolf course - I only learned of the existence of this phenomenon when I noticed a "Beware of flying discs" sign - is off the hook. I don't use that phrase lightly. It's so off the hook that I noticed a foursome out with their advice-dishing caddie and a pushcart that held multiple Frisbees. Anyone up for 18 holes?

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