39 - Ghiradelli Rustic Shelter
The area in front of the Conservatory of Flowers is very pretty, but
it's also one of the most populous parts of the park. However, not far
away is a delightful meadow that gets much less traffic, and some
bushes nearby are even more private.
On foot, you can reach this meadow by walking back to
the left of the Conservatory and the restrooms in the adjacent
building. Walk up the hill and cross the road, which is Conservatory
Drive West. The meadow is directly across the street.
Take the paved path that runs along the right (north)
side of the meadow. You'll shortly pass a rather simple structure on
your right, named the Ghiradelli Rustic Shelter. Continue along the
paved footpath, passing two park benches on the right. Go another 50
feet and you'll see a large tunnel-like opening in the bushes along
the right side of the path. Walk in here about 20 feet and veer to
your left, heading back toward the path.
This is a large, flat area that isn't visible from the
path, despite being only about ten feet away. This is a shady area
that is completely private, other than from someone else following you
into these bushes. Leave something in view of the entrance to let
others know you're there, and you're likely to enjoy lengthy privacy.
If you're on a first date, perhaps start with a picnic in the nearby
meadow, and move to the bushes if things go well!
35 - Archery Field
36 - Stow Lake
- Beach Chalet
38 - Transverse
Drive - West Side
39 - Ghiradelli
40 - Senior
41 - Conservatory