Outside Lands Festival Yearly Report - August 15, 2013
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Every year the Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance walks sections of Golden Gate Park and reports on various concerts. The goal is to promote preservation of the park landscape and raise awareness ...

Every year the Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance walks sections of Golden Gate Park and reports on various concerts. The goal is to promote preservation of the park landscape and raise awareness of the importance of protecting the park vegetation. Also, GGPPA is concerned about the impact that the concerts have on all park-goers, who lose use of their park and enjoyment of the parkland during not only the concert but also the set up and take down for these major events.

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  • 1. OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL YEARLY REPORT August 15, 2013 Vegetation Protection Measures Park Access Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance© www.goldengateparkpreservation.org
  • 2. TREES NEED THEIR ROOTS – TREES CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT ROOTS. TREES BREATHE THROUGH THEIR ROOTS and ABSORB NUTRITION THROUGH THEIR ROOTS. TREES CANNOT THRIVE IF THEIR ROOTS ARE CONTINUALLY DAMAGED. TREES CANNOT THRIVE IN COMPACTED SOIL. WHAT COMPACTS SOIL? HEAVY EQUIPMENT, CONSTANT PRESSURE…...
  • 3. National Arbor Day Foundation, “Trenching and Tunneling Near Trees”
  • 4. TREES AND TRUCKS are not a good mix. An entire grove of trees was used as a parking lot for trucks - the same location as last year. There are miles of paving in Golden Gate Park -- let's keep the vehicles off of the parkland!
  • 5. Trucks should not drive under tree canopies 2013 2013 Why isn’t this truck in the street? Why is a path next to a tree chosen?
  • 6. Trucks driving under the canopy: Is this tree important? Is it worth protecting?
  • 7. Yes, it is worth protecting! Remember – it takes 60 years to grow a 60-year old tree.
  • 8. FENCING -- FENCING PROTECTS VEGETATION DURING THE CONCERTS – THIS IS GOOD. FENCING LOCKS PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR PARK FOR TWO WEEKS AND DEGRADES THE PARK EXPERIENCE – THIS IS NOT GOOD.
  • 9. FENCING - This is the festival map – This is what is actually fenced: Blue = festival map area Red = fenced area Yellow = area pedestrians are told not to enter
  • 10. Fencing is not parklike…
  • 11. Chain of Lakes and MLK - This fence went up July 28th and stayed up for weeks; pedestrian gates were locked for days afterward.
  • 12. OTHER ISSUES: TRUCKS TOOK OVER ½ OF OCEAN BEACH PARKING LOT FOR DAYS: Lucky for beach-goers that the weather was foggy! IDEA! Use blocked-off section of Sunset Blvd. at the Park for truck parking.
  • 13. SOUTH EDGE OF PARK SUBJECT TO CROWDS AND EROSION: Crowds descended from N Judah and trampled hillside and vegetation . IDEA! Better crowd control along southern edge of the Park
  • 14. THE GOOD NEWS: Bike parking was much better. We saw NO bikes chained to trees !
  • 15. THE GOOD NEWS: Painstaking post-concert clean-up by volunteers group.
  • 16. SUGGESTIONS FENCES – GOOD FOR PLANTS, BAD FOR PARK USERS: PUT OUTER FENCES UP CLOSER TO CONCERT DATE AND TAKE DOWN MORE QUICKLY AFTERWARDS! TRUCKS – BAD FOR TREES: MAKE TREE ROOT PROTECTION A PRIORITY OCEAN BEACH PARKING LOT IS IMPORTANT FOR BEACH- GOERS: USE SUNSET BLVD. FOR TRUCK PARKING SOIL ON SLOPES ERODES EASILY – PROTECT SOIL AND PLANTS AT SOUTHERN EDGE OF PARK! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON THE BIKE PARKING AND CAREFUL CLEAN-UP!
  • 17. www.goldengateparkpreservation.org “Destroy a public building and it can be rebuilt in a year; destroy a city woodland park and all the people living at the time will have passed away before its restoration can be effected." William Hammond Hall, Surveyor First Superintendent of Golden Gate Park