Golden Gate Park


Top-Five Lists

Especially Pretty

Nice For A Picnic

Lesser-Known Areas

Particularly Private

Easy To Drive To

Out In The Open

In The Bushes

Good For A Quickie

For Screamers



28 - Lindley Meadow

Lindley is one of the larger meadows in the park, making it a nice place for bringing a dog, playing frisbee, etc. It draws a fair number of people on the weekends, so don't expect to have the area to yourself.

That said, you can escape the crowds by venturing into the woods behind of the meadow (to the south). This wooded area east of the Polo Field (Golden Gate Park Stadium) is a rather pleasant place to take a walk. You're likely to share the trails with equestrians from the nearby stables.

You can find a rather pretty though somewhat exposed place by entering the meadow where 30th Avenue enters the park from the north and meets JFK Drive. From that point, walk across the meadow to four picnic tables on the far (south) side. Go to the left of these tables and up the hill into the woods. Continue all the way up the hill until it flattens out under a grove of loosely spaced trees.

This is a pretty area to spend some time, but depending on where people might be passing, you will need to use discretion unless you want to put on a show. The spot is more peaceful on weekdays, when people might wander by but the likelihood is much less.


27 - 43rd Avenue South

28 - Lindley Meadow

29 - Elk Glen Lake

30 - 46th Avenue North

31 - Washington Bicentennial Grove

32 - JFK Drive

33 - 34th Avenue South

34 - Fuchsia Dell

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