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What’s Out There Weekend: Free Expert-led Tours | SF

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Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

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“What’s Out There Weekend” Rare Expert-Led Tours of SF | Sept. 13-15

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is bringing What’s Out There Weekend to the San Francisco Bay Area from September 13 to 15,  featuring free, expert-led tours of the area’s parks, gardens, landscapes and open spaces.

These tours enable people to discover the hidden design history of places they may pass every day. Expert guides provide rich stories, personal anecdotes, and keen observations about each site, landscape architecture, city shaping, and garden design.

View 2019 Tour Schedule + RSVP

Reception – Friday, September 13 – 5:00-9:00 pm
SWA San Francisco 530 Bush Street, 6th Floor San Francisco, CA 94108

Saturday, September 14


9:00-10:00 AM

  • Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden (San Francisco) | Stephen Pitsenbarger (SF Rec and Parks)

9:00- 10:15 AM

  • Golden Gate Bridge Plaza, Pavilion and Trail (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) and Golden Gate Overlook (San Francisco) | John Skibbe and Nick Gotthardt (Surfacedesign)

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Stanford University (Palo Alto) | John Wong (SWA) and Andrea Cochran (Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture)

10:15- 11:30 AM

  • Music Concourse (Golden Gate Park) and New de Young Museum Gardens (San Francisco) | Doug Nelson (RHAA) and John Dennis (SF Public Works)

10:45 AM- 12:00 PM

  • Clement Street (San Francisco) | Andrea Dumovich (ICF)
  • Fort Baker and Cavallo Point (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) (Sausalito) | John Skibbe
  • Greenwood Common (Berkeley) | Ted Korth (KSH)


1:00- 2:30 PM

  • UC Berkeley (Berkeley) | Veronica Wong
  • Marin Art and Garden Center (Ross) | Steven Schwager

1:00- 3:00 PM

  • Crissy Field and Tunnel Tops (San Francisco) | Claire Mooney (GGNPC) and Michael Boland (Presidio Trust)

1:30- 2:30 PM

  • Civic Center Plaza (San Francisco) | John Dennis (SF Public Works), Nicholas Perry (SF Planning), Jorgen Cleeman (SF Planning) and Emily Rylander (Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture)

2:00- 3:30 PM

  • Golden Gateway and Sydney G. Walton Park and One Maritime Plaza (San Francisco) | Adam Greenspan (PWP)

3:30- 4:45 PM

  • Lands End (San Francisco) | John Skibbe and Nick Gotthardt (Surfacedesign)

4:00- 5:30 PM

  • Salesforce Park (Transbay Center) (San Francisco) | Ashley Langworthy (BRV) and Adam Greenspan (PWP)

Sunday, September 15


9:00- 10:15 AM

  • Justin Herman Plaza/Embarcadero ( San Francisco) | Hannah Simonson (Page & Turnbull)
  • Sigmund Stern Grove ( San Francisco) | Koa Pickering (SF Public Works)

10:30 AM- 12:15 PM

  • Mills College (Oakland) | Vonn Marie May with Karen Fiene

10:45 AM- 12:45 PM

  • Ghirardelli Square and Fort Mason and Aquatic Park and Jefferson Street (San Francisco) | Rene Bihan (SWA) and Fran Hegeler (SWA) and Christina Wallace (Fort Mason Center) and Dan Hodapp (Port of San Francisco) and David Brouillette (San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park). Please note: Steep terrain


12:45- 2:15 PM

  • Kaiser Center Roof Garden and Lake Merritt (Oakland) | Jonathan Rusch (ICF) and Cathy Garrett (PGAdesign)

1:30- 3:00 PM

  • Joe DiMaggio Playground and Fay Park and Pioneer Park (San Francisco) | Lizzy Hirsch (SF Public Works), with Julie Christensen (neighborhood advocate). Please Note: Hilly Terrain

2:45- 4:00 PM

  • Oakland Museum of California (Oakland) | Paul Peters (Hood Design Studio)

3:30- 4:30 PM

  • South Park (San Francisco) | David Fletcher (Fletcher Studio)

3:30- 5:00 PM

  • Warriors Stadium and Mission Bay public spaces and Daggett Park (San Francisco) | Rene Bihan (SWA) and Chris Guillard (CMG)

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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Categories: *Top Pick*, Walks & Tours
Address: San Francisco, CA