The Rhododendron Dell is a 20 acre site, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park along Kennedy Drive near the Music Concourse. It was designed to honor John McLaren, the father of Golden Gate Park, with over 850 varieties of his favorite flower.The area includes a pathway system by which a visitor can view the collection. The site was severely damaged in 1995 when a strong windstorm uprooted hundreds of mature trees that protected the plants from the sun. This resulted in the loss of many rhododendrons. The current pathway system is not accessible and the poor draining system has resulted in problems with erosion.
The scope of this project includes re-grading the pathway to meet ADA standards, installing paving, and providing a new drainage system. Improvements will also address the irrigation system as well as plantings and site furnishings.