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What’s Out There Weekend 2011

Free guided tours at 25 of the Bay Area’s most important works of landscape architecture
By - posted 9/14/2011 No Comment

Whether you’re a award-winning scholar or just a first-year architecture student, spend your weekend with the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s What’s Out There Weekend” series, which features two full days of free expert guided tours highlighting the some of the city’s most mesmerizing modern landscapes on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18.

An event series that’s a part of the foundation’s “What’s Out There” database, a searchable catalog of cultural landscapes across the country curated by leading academics, this weekend will give participants an in-depth look at 25 publicly accessible sites around the Bay Area such as Ghiradelli Square and Stern Grove.

So check out the tour schedule and register for a tour to get the inside scoop on some of the city sites you usually overlook, and learn something new about anything from Oakland roof gardens to quaint residential neighborhoods.

“What’s Out There Weekend” Tour Schedule
all events free, but require RSVP

Saturday, September 17

Golden Gate Park
Music Concourse (10-10:45am) Japanese Tea Garden (11-11:45am)

Fort Mason/Ghirardelli/Fay Park
Fort Mason Center (10:30-Noon)
Ghirardelli Square (1-1:45pm)
Fay Park (2-3pm)

Sutro District (2-4pm) –Sutro Baths pictured below

Palo Alto+Santa Clara – Royston Parks (1-5pm)

Sunday, September 18

Greenwood Common (10-11am)
UC Berkeley Campus (11:30am-1pm)

Kaiser Center Roof Garden (2-3pm)
Oakland Museum of California (3-4pm)

Golden Gateway and Levi’s Plaza (10am-Noon)

San Francisco Civic Center (1-2pm)

Stern Grove and St Francis Wood
Sigmund Stern Grove (2-3:30 pm)
St Francis Wood (4-5:30pm)

What’s Out There Weekend | Sat, Sept. 17 & Sun, Sept. 18 | FREE*
*Registration required.