Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project
While most of Golden Gate Park has been landscaped with lawns, flowerbeds and other ornamental features, a few remnants of San Francisco’s oak woodlands still exist in this world-renowned park. The northeast corner of Golden Gate Park is home to some of the oldest coast live oak trees in San Francisco. The Oak Woodlands is a remnant forest located in the northeast corner of Golden Gate Park along Fulton Avenue between Stanyan and 6th Avenue. The trails were in poor condition and myriad redundant social trails wound through the woodlands, causing erosion and habitat destruction.
Scope of Work
The Golden Gate Park Oak Woodlands Trail Improvement Project created one primary, continuous nature trail with wayfinding and interpretive signs. The project also included a designated multi-use trail that allows for off road bicycle access.
The project repaired existing trails, provided erosion control measures, restored native plants and provided new signage. Invasive plants that were a threat to habitat were removed and replaced with plants that have high habitat value and are aesthetically pleasing.
The trail alignment connected points of interest along the route including the overlook near Stanyan and Hayes Streets, the Horseshoe Pits, the hillside near the green waste transfer area, and Coon Hollow. The trail restoration improved visual quality, access, safety and enhanced the trail experience in Oak Woodlands Park while retaining the rustic quality of the trail.
- 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: $1.9 million
- 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond: Forestry Program: $ 202,500
- San Francisco Parks Alliance through a generous grant from the Coca-Cola Bottling Company: $91,094