Golden Gate Park has numerous nooks and
corners which remain unknown even to many longtime San Francisco
residents. Exploring some of these areas can provide enjoyment of
its own, in addition to any pleasure you and your partner(s) add to
Spreckels Lake is one of the larger
lakes in Golden Gate Park. It serves as home for the San Francisco
Model Yacht Club. (I wonder if they frown on torpedoes?) But even
if you decide to pass on the remote control boat scene, there's
still fun to be had in this part of the park.
Take the path that enters the north
side of the park at 33rd Avenue. Veer right heading southwest
toward Spreckels Lake. About 20 yards before reaching the paved
road that goes around the lake, turn left onto a large dirt path.
Take this path for about 80 yards, then veer off to the right side
of the path into a noticeable grove of 10-foot tall trees.
There are a few pleasant grassy areas
to choose from in this shady grove. You'll have plenty of privacy
here, as there's little reason for people to walk through the
grove. The surrounding wooded area is a pretty place to take a walk
while you're here, as is the path around the lake.