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(415) 710-9617


Friends of Oak Woodlands began as a grassroots environmental group more than 20 years ago, and has developed into a Natural Resource Division supported organization and a partner of the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

The group’s ongoing mission is the advocacy and development of resources for the continuing restoration and stewardship of the Oak Woodlands Natural Resource Area in North East Golden Gate Park, including its recently upgraded trail network and the historic Horseshoe Courts.

Friends of Oak Woodlands is currently raising funds and resources to stabilize and restore the 1937 WPA era Horseshoe Pitcher bas-relief sculpture, and to purchase native trees and plants to continue the restoration and conservation of the remnant woodland groves.

Get Involved

Friends of Oak Woodlands invites you to join them for monthly habitat restoration work parties! The group meets at the steps in front of the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM.

For more information and to learn how you can get involved, please reach out to Rob Bakewell at 415-710-9617, or through email at 

What SF Parks Alliance Loves

This group’s dedication and hard work led to the restoration of the Oak Woodlands Grove – much to the amazement and joy of all SF residents!

Send a check payable to the SF Parks Alliance – with “Friends of Oak Woodlands” noted in the memo section – to the following address, or donate directly through the button below:

SF Parks Alliance
1074 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103