People from around the globe love San Francisco for its many beautiful, historical and entertaining tourist attractions — but locals love it for all its fantastic neighborhoods, and Glen Park is right up there with the best. For its relatively small size and humble, village-like vibe, this neighborhood sure offers a lot.
The festival combines the original concept of creativity with sports, music, food, dance and children’s activities. Among the endless things to participate in are a Tooth Fairy visit, puppet making with the Rabbit Hole, One Martial Arts demonstration, Bricks for Kidz interactive Lego demonstration, mask making with Drawbridge and street painting with Little Artistas. The Glen Park Festival raises money for children’s programs such as field trips, educational programs, and playground and sports equipment. The festival is held along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery, and extends down Wilder Street.
The public is invited to join the Friends of Glen Canyon Park and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department gardeners of the Natural Areas Program for a monthly volunteer work party of weeding, pruning and occasional planting.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 415 831 6333.
Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project
Take a walk into the past with the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, and experience the region the way locals, pioneers, and even outlaws did generations ago.
Back in the bustling 1850s of San Francisco, anywhere southwest of Twin Peaks was considered a no-man’s land — an undeveloped boondocks. There were very few roads, each requiring long, exhausting, uncomfortable, and treacherous wagon or carriage rides. Given its inaccessibility, the area became a refuge for outlaws. But 10 years later, it also became home to four dairy farms. From the late 1860s to the turn of the century, there was a gradual increase in the number of new homesteads. The next step in the development of Glen Park was the introduction of rail service to San Jose in January 1864. That’s when things really started rolling. Learn all about the exciting history of Glen Park by signing up for a history walk with such titles as ‘Bovines, Dynamite, and High-Flying Shows: The Amazing History of Glen Canyon Park.’ Cows ruminating; chemists concocting; elk ranging; aeronauts parachuting; and activists protecting… all this and more comprise the amazing history of Glen Canyon Park.
Tours fill up quickly, so reserve at GlenParkHistory@gmail.com or +1 415 584 1498.
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