PLAYLAND AT THE CONSERVATORY

Golden Gate Park - Conservatory of Flowers

Until April 15.

The Conservatory of flowers? Definitely one of our favorite spots in San Francisco. We love the quaint charm of the building itself and the peaceful esplanade and lawn covered with colors and flowers.

 

Playland at The Beach (also called at a time Chutes at the Beach), was the seaside amusement park, located along the Great Highway, next to Ocean Beach, at the end of Cabrillo and Balboa. Was kind of the SF Boardwalk or even, could be compared with Coney Island Park.

 

Playland at The Beach was renowned for its roller coasters such as the Bobs or Shoot-the-chutes and especially for the It's-It Ice Creams (ice cream sandwiches) that were sold exclusively at the Park. It's-It sandwiches outlived Playland and still exist. If you want to read their story and basically taste them... go and check the website itsiticecream.com

 

After almost a century of entertainment and amusement, Playland at the Beach closed Labor Day Week end in 1972.

 

The Conservatory of flowers already proposed that kind of exhibition. Recently, we could discover miniature SF landmarks buit out of unexpected and recycled materials. Awsome! Now, it displays the world of Playland with all its funny and entertaining realm. Model trains, a Golden Gate Bridge lost in the middle of an overwhelming nature, a big (bike) wheel, a Cliffhouse that we would have liked to know, a carrousel (out of a vintage record player)... We won't tell you anything else so that you get some surprise.

 

 

 

 

The kids will love it and you also!

Enjoy your time over there and wander through the orchids, carnivorous plants and the overwhelming exotic scents of the green house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playland at the Conservatory

Conservatory of Flowers

100 John F. Kennedy Drive

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Last entry is at 4 p.m).

 

 

Monday: Closed, except Memorial Day and Labor Day.

 

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Please note that on Sundays and all major holidays, Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to all vehicle traffic.