Offering greenery galore, shade trees, and pleasant hideaway for history buffs, the George Washington Bicentennial Grove at Golden Gate Park pays homage to the 200th anniversary of George Washington’s birth. A redwood tree dedicated to former United States President Herbert Hoover was also planted in 1935. The walk from a parked car to the Grove is often considered a lengthy distance, but many locals make the trek for the chance to be a little noisier than usual.

Things to Do

On occasion, the George Washington Bicentennial Grove is the location for various local events, including music concerts. For example, the Temple Nightclub chose the eastern, unpaved edge of 25th Avenue between Lincoln Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to host one of their monthly Summer Dance Parties.

Local gatherings, picnics, and potluck lunches are just some of the things that people will plan for a visit to the George Washington Bicentennial Grove. A picnic area and meadow are found close to the 25th Avenue entrance to the park at Lincoln Way.

During the warmer months of year, be on the lookout for the blossoming trees closer to Martin Luther King Drive (just west of Transverse Drive). The grassy space of the Grove is also large enough to accommodate a range of lawn games. Bring a Frisbee or ball along for a delightful weekend trip to the park with the kids.

Location

The George Washington Bicentennial Grove is situated on 25th Avenue between Lincoln Way and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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