Presidio Wall Playground Replaces Julius Kahn

Julius Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission voted unanimously today to rename Julius Kahn Playground to “Presidio Wall Playground.”

The organizations Chinese for Affirmative Action and the Chinese Historical Society drove the renaming efforts. Public comment at today’s meeting included individuals personally affected by the Chinese Exclusion Act, which Julius Kahn was instrumental in extending.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last year voted to remove Kahn’s name from the playground.