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



26 - Murphy Windmill

Murphy is currently more of an ex-windmill, having yet to be refurbished as was done to its sister structure, the Dutch Windmill in the northwest corner of the park.

Across the street from Murphy Windmill is a pleasant spot that is easy to get to, yet will probably provide you with all the privacy you need.
Go east from Murphy Windmill about 150 yards along MLK Jr. Drive, going about 10-20 yards past the streetlight on the right (south) side of the street. Walk in about 20 yards and you can choose from a few sunny, grassy spots.

You'll need to stay low to remain private, but don't let that deter you. Particularly given the relatively light traffic encountered at the west end of the park, you should have this spot to yourself. It's nice enough to plan on lingering for awhile.


23 - Tulip Gardens

24 - Conservatory Drive West

25 - Soccer Fields

26 - Murphy Windmill

Buy the book on Amazon...