First Portion of Improved Oak Woodlands Trail Open for Use in Golden Gate Park

Trail Segment Just Before Opening to Public

Happy to report that the first section of new trail (of many sections!) is open for use in the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park.  If you would like to try it out, please click here with that area called out in white bubble, with note.  Trailside restoration / erosion control measures are clearly visible.  These areas have been seeded as well and will have a more naturalized look in the coming weeks and months.  The adjacent trail sections moving eastward should be open to the public within the next couple of weeks.  These sections have box steps that the contractor is finishing up.  By the time the full project is complete, we will also have wayfinding signs installed through the network to help you find your way.

Other progress on the project includes:

  • The San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC) has completed prep work in one of the two habitat restoration planting areas.  Don’t worry if this area looks a bit barren to you:  it will be replanted within the next few months and will look much different after some winter rains
  • Hazardous tree abatement work has been completed.  Contractor is still working on some cleanup / restoration work in the areas of tree removals.
  • Improvements to the green waste area are nearing completion and this area should be re-opened to Rec and Park staff in the coming weeks
  • Trail work is in progress on several other trail segments

We are grateful for 2012 Bond funding, for a grant from Coca Cola via the Parks Alliance, for a state Habitat Conservation Fund grant, and for the support of the Friends of Oak Woodlands and other core project stakeholders.

The following are some photos showing construction in progress.  Thank you for your patience.  Please contact Project Manager Melinda Stockmann at with any questions.  Stay tuned for more project updates.

Contractor staff on Trail Segment 19 Just Prior to Opening to the Public Project Team on Trail Segment 1 Near JFK Drive and Conservatory Drive EastTrail Segment Just Before Opening to PublicBox Steps in Progress