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



38 - Transverse Drive - West Side

Transverse Drive has pretty grassy areas along both sides. But it gets plenty of traffic, so it isn't especially peaceful or private, particularly on weekends. But a convenient set of bushes along the west side of the road provide an easy escape from the crowds.

The street lights there all have numbers on the poles. If you take Transverse Drive a couple hundred yards north from Middle Drive West, you'll find pole #511 on the east (right) side of the street. Across the street on the west side you'll see a grassy area. Go to the back of the right side of this area, and you'll see a small dirt path leading into the woods away from the road.

Take this about 20 feet, turn left and go behind the large bushes that obscure this area from the lawn. Here you'll find a very large, flat area that is shady and private other than from the little path you took to get here. This place is environmentally friendly, as it is dirt-covered with no foliage being stepped on. And it's large enough to accommodate most group activities!


35 - Archery Field

36 - Stow Lake

37 - Beach Chalet

38 - Transverse Drive - West Side

39 - Ghiradelli Rustic Shelter

40 - Senior Citizens Center

41 - Conservatory of Flowers

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