Commemorative Pop-Up Shop Comes to Golden Gate Park for 150th Anniversary

Golden Gate Park Pop-Up Welcome Center
Photo credit Carrie Hodousek/ KCBS Radio

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco has a new pop-up welcome center, located right across from Conservatory of the Flowers, and it opened on Monday as part of the park’s 150th birthday celebration.

The new welcome center is a place for visitor information and gift shopping. People can find park branded t-shirts, zip-up hoodies, mugs and other items with the “GGP 150” logo.

Tamara Barak Aparton is with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and she told KCBS Radio the center is a one-stop shop.

“The welcome center is also a place for our visitors to stop by and get answers about what’s open and what’s closed in the park,” she said.

Customers are required to wear a face mask and stand six feet apart. A bicyclist riding by had to wait his turn to purchase anything.

“There’s a logo with a bear hugging the state of California, I love that logo so much,” the bicyclist said. “I’m definitely gonna grab something from them.”

He said it’s great to see businesses open up and people out and about again.

“The ghost town vibe was kind of, I don’t want to say scary, but it needed to be done,” he added.