Events in and about
John McLaren Park




Join Save McLaren Park and Harvey Milk Photo Center for our next two photowalks

  • On Saturday August 24h, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., we'll expore the park in the late afternoon light.

  • On September 14th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. we'll wander parts of
    Philosopher's Way, checking out what the park looks like
    before the return of the Winter rains.

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Join photography experts and naturalists as we hike the trails
of McLaren Park and capture images of its natural beauty.

  • Discover new perspectives and new details within the park.
  • Learn techniques that will help you photograph them.
  • Share your photos online, the best of which will be shown at various exhibits and local art shows.
  • FREE! All skill levels and all ages welcome. You don’t need a fancy camera, a cell phone will do!

The August walk: “Late Light and Long Shadows”

Saturday, August 24, 5:00 pm to 7 pm.
Meet at the parking lot at Mansell and Visitacion. MUNI #29, 56. Map here.

This photowalk starts after the end of the second Saturdays in the Park concert, all about the blues, which takes place at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater from 2 pm to 4 pm. We'll meet at the Visitacion/Mansell parking lot, and explore the late afternoon light on the east side of McLaren Park.

Make a day of it and enjoy the concert too! Pictures of people enjoying the park are as welcome as pictures of nature and scenery.

We may encounter sunshine, wind, fog or all three, so dress in layers.

The September walk:  “Morning Dew and Scenic Views”

Saturday, September 14, 9 am to 11 am.
Meet at the parking lot at Mansell and Visitacion. MUNI #29, 56. Map here.

Check out the park in late summer to see what the months of dry weather did to the flora and fauna of McLaren Park. You'll want to recall this memory when our walks resume after the rains come; the changes they bring - and the speed with which they happen - are astonishing.

We can have any kind of weather from glorious San Francisco autumn, to fog and wind, to one of our mini heat waves, so check out the weather before you come and dress appropriately. Don't forget sunscreen!

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