My first visit to the park was on foot from Haight Street - a number of blocks west of the famous Haight/Ashbury corner. The arterial streets which traverse the park could be classed as 'mini freeways' so there are very few pedestrian crossings along them. Instead, park roads and hiking trails pass under them via tunnels.
There is one of those tunnels close to the park entrance at the top of Haight and I was surprised and amused to find a handful of hippies lounging there while 'toking up' - a holdover from a bygone era.
The Botanical Gardens and a Rose Garden (with more than 50 varieties of roses) are also found in that area of the park. While there I took many photos but will post only a few of them here.
I am leaving it to others - better versed than I in the names of flowers - to identify the above three photos of blossoms.
These are but three of the rose photos in my album.
At the western edge of the Park (across the road from the Great Ocean Beach) is a tribute to the Dutch Royal family and, especially, Queen Wilhelmina.
In the park are ponds as well as the larger Stowe Lake.
One of the ponds
On the shore of Stowe Lake is a Chinese Pagoda
This is but another way to idle for a couple of hours while in San Francisco!