Gavin Newsom privatized 55 acres of Golden Gate Park.
Once known as Strybing Arboretum, it is now known as the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and charges $7 admission.
If you go around behind the Hall of Flowers, however, you can find the gates open from Monday to Saturday until around 2:30 PM or sometimes later. (Vehicles line up at 3 PM to leave, and the gates are shut then. Prior to privatization, these gates were open until dusk.)
Head straight in and find the Native Plant Garden, a garden started by Menzies, Gavin Newsom’s grandfather. He must be rolling over in his grave now!
Gavin has a history of running away. 🙂
The frat boy has a way with the Gettys but an unfamiliarity with statistics.
Here is the story of the privatization:
Astonishingly, Michael McKechnie, the director who first tried to get permanent fees, now heads the Angel Island Immigration Foundation: