Fort Mason, the Great Meadow

Fort Mason, the Great Meadow

Fort Mason, the Great Meadow
4.5
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About
Through much public involvement and political workings, Golden Gate National Recreation Area was created in 1972. The headquarters for the new park was established in the post’s original army hospital. As part of the redevelopment effort for the park, many of the underutilized, temporary army buildings were removed to create Fort Mason’s Great Meadow, as open space for city’s residents and visitors alike. Fort Mason Center, located close to the water at Buchanan Street and Marina Blvd. hosts several complexes of renovated military buildings, at the hub of the first urban National Park, visitors can discover all the vitality and diversity that make San Francisco one of the most exciting cities in the world. The concept that inspired creation of the GGNRA was to bring the park to the people. It is the bustling activity at Fort Mason Center that brings people to the park. Fort Mason Center combines, as perhaps no other place in the country, a magnificent setting in the heart of a great city with cultural activity for people of diverse interests and backgrounds.
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We had a walk round the park and it was really nice but it was a pity that it was pouring down with rain when we were there.
Written 28 January 2020
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stazandgazer
Maryland504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
The meadow is a nice, green space. Right next to it is the Fort Mason Community Garden. While the garden is member-only and gated, you can go in and take in all the wonderful flora - flowers and vegetables - and birds. Maybe you will run into gardeners hard at work but up for a chat. It is another green space for some peace and quiet.
Written 1 September 2019
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Chiovitti
Vaughan, Canada539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked through this park on our way to the downtown section, lovely green space. The paths are generous, trees stunning and the views are great.
Written 29 July 2019
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adoyle235
Port Macquarie, Australia167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
I stayed in the hostel here for a few days & really liked the area. There’s plenty of open space, great views of the bay, the bridge & Alcatraz.
Written 20 July 2019
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S7635DBdavidk
Bryce Canyon87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Walked about 1.1 miles from Fort Mason to Fisherman's Wharf. Also passed the maritime museum. Was very pleasant.
Written 6 November 2018
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
There are lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz from here. Worth a walk if you are visiting the wharf area.
Written 13 November 2023
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mini
Fremont, CA210,466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We went to Fort Mason and had a good time One of the features of the area is the great meadow which is perfect to sit at. Its also good to walk around.
Written 1 July 2020
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Saibal S
San Francisco, CA2,377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
These installations are in the same vein as Andy Goldsworthy - in plain sight masquerading as natural objects. The details in these bronze castings are amazing. We are proud and grateful to have these installations, albeit for just one year.
Written 16 December 2019
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Me!
76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
A little breath of fresh greenness in San Francisco. A lovely open grassy space ideal for a walk or just a place to rest.
Written 17 November 2019
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Stumbled upon this nice green space while walking towards the nearby marina. Plenty of space for kicking a soccer ball around or tossing a frisbee. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Not crowded. Most people here were locals with their dog or out for a walk/jog. As with most places in SF, there is a homeless element present in the park. I never felt unsafe, however.
Written 12 November 2019
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