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“Hike it Up”: Whimsical Gardens, Crazy Art and Beer | SF

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Balboa Park BART | 401 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Jill Katz leads another interesting hike through San Francisco where you’ll encounter whimsical gardens with crazy art and end the hike with beers with your new friends.

Meet at Balboa Park Bart entrance on Geneva Avenue. From there you will trek over to the Cayuga Playground. One of the park’s most interesting features is the story of its retired and longtime gardener and local legend of sorts, Demetrio Braceros, who transformed Cayuga Park’s naturalistic surroundings into works of art.

His unique themed gardens and whimsical woodcarvings were featured on the PBS television series ‘California’s Golden Parks’ and in the San Francisco Chronicle.

You will then walk through the Excelsior to John McClaren Park. Established in 1927, the park is named for John McLaren, the ‘grandfather of Golden Gate Park.’ It’s an immense Natural Area of scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat. More than 7 miles of walking trails meander through its 312 acres, replete with native plants and wildlife.

The long walk will probably make you super duper thirsty, so you will end at BareBottle Brewery on Cortland.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Sports & Wellness, Walks & Tours
Address: 401 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA