From D. Miles:
You are invited to the first celebration of Healthy Saturdays in Golden Gate Park this Saturday, May 26th!
As you probably know, the long push to expand car-free space in the Park was successful. Thanks to a compromise supported last month, starting this week, Saturdays will be car-free on JFK Drive between Tea Garden Dr. (near 8th Ave.) and Transverse Dr. all day. This is roughly half the amount of space as the Sunday car-free zone, and Healthy Saturdays will be in place thru September. (A plan to make this permanent -- each April thru September, 6 months per year -- will be voted on within a few months at the Board of Supervisors. And we're eager for it to pass. Stay tuned for more info. on that.)
We hope you can join us for the celebration of the first Healthy Saturday this Saturday, May 26th. Bring your skates, your bikes, your frisbees, your kids, your dogs, whatever you want to enjoy the Park in all its glory.
There will be a special, brief group celebration on Saturday from 12 noon until 12:30pm on the Bridge at JFK Dr. & Tea Garden Dr. We'll be thanking our #1 safe space champion, Supervisor Jake McGoldrick of the Richmond, and other Healthy Saturdays supporters. There will even be cake!
(If you can't make this weekend's fun, fear not, we'll be holding more fun events in the Park on future Saturdays. Stay tuned & please let me know if you'd like to help spread the word about the new Healthy Saturdays!)
Finally, thanks to all of you who made phone calls, wrote letters, and attended hearings to support Healthy Saturdays. We did it! And we look forward to celebrating with you -- this Saturday & every Saturday!
D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Sk8