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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park was originally 1,017 acres of sand dunes. It has miles of green lawns, playfields, bridle paths, lakes and flowers. It is administered by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, which oversees the development of Golden Gate Park. Configured as a rectangle, it is similar in shape butlarger than Central Park in New York. It is over three miles long east to west, and about half a mile north to south. With 13 million visitors annually, Golden Gate is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States after Central Park in New York City, Lincoln Park in Chicago, and Balboa and Mission Bay Parks in San Diego.