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Jul 24

SF Mime Troupe Performing in McLaren Park Saturday

Yet another addition to what is turning out to be a hopping weekend here the Portola.  This Saturday (July 25th) at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe will perform their latest show  “Freedomland”.  For those of you as uniformed as me, I will clarify that despite what the troupe’s name may …

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Jul 20

Yet another free concert in McLaren Park! Jerry Day set for August 2nd

Hours after we announced the line up for the free Saturday in the Park concerts, the Planet was notified of yet another free concert taking place at the same venue. Jerry Day is a McLaren Park annual event reaching back to 2002 and is described by the organizers; Jerry Day is a civic and cultural …

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Jul 19

Beautiful mosaic completed at the McNab Lake in McLaren Park

A few weeks ago many neighborhood volunteers completed the new mosaic that now curves around the back of McNab Lake in McLaren Park. The project was born from the Help McLaren Park community group who are constantly working to bring improvements and public art to the second largest park in San Francisco. The artwork was …

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Sep 17

Charity and the JAMBand hits McLaren park this month

McLaren Park is awesome. Period. It’s the second largest park in the city of San Francisco and in the middle it has the most amazing outdoor stage for music and theater events. For the past few years there have been a range of free music concerts run under the title “Saturday in the Park“. On the …

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Nov 19

The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby

McLaren Park is an awesome place. But it’s awesomeness just increased significantly after the Planet watched the video below. In 1975, San Francisco artists built cars for a soap box derby in McLaren Park. They were given money ($250, probably around $1000 by today’s standards) to build their artistic creations which included one car featuring …

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Oct 17

New playground in McLaren Park

Last weekend saw the opening of the newly refurbished playground at the convergence of Burrows and Peru. It’s a fantastic new space, with all the modern traits of playgrounds today. Super bouncy and safe flooring, a great mix of climbing structures, swings and spinny things that make most adults violently ill but somehow 5 year …

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Oct 04

Jam Band concert in McLaren Park a success

Phew, busy week here at the Portola Planet and i’m struggling to get a lot of news up onto the site. However, while reviewing some photographs from over the past few weeks I found pictures from the “Charity and the Jam Band” concert that took place a few weeks ago. The sun was shining that …

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Sep 17

Free Shakespeare in McLaren Park

  Activity at McLaren Park is hotting up this year. We’ve heard about the free music concerts taking place at McLaren Park’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and we’ve just been made aware of a free play. The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents Macbeth for their 31st season of Free Shakespeare in the Park. New this year, …

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