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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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Sep 14

Charity and the Jam Band free concert in McLaren Park

So much going on in the Portola and we just don’t have enough time to get it all reported on the blog. I wish I had got this out earlier, but today there is a free concert taking place in McLaren Park. Here are the details… Friends of the Amphitheatre at McLaren Park aka (Friends …

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Aug 27

Jerry Garcia Day 2013 in McLaren Park

Every year McLaren Park hosts a free concert in memory of Jerry Garcia. With a lineup of four great artists, and hosted in the fantastic outdoor stage that is the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, it is one of the best ways to get a free musical afternoon in the city. Unfortunately the Portola Planet couldn’t make the …

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Nov 21

Changing Seasons in McLaren Park

Wow, November is the month of neighborhood contributors to the Portola Planet. Stuart Gaffney has just sent us a superb write up of the changing of the seasons in McLaren Park. He even whipped out his camera for some snaps. Thanks Stuart! In the summer, we love walking in McLaren Park to enjoy the green …

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