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Golden Gate Park is San Francisco's largest park, covering 1,013 acres, and is about 3 miles long and 1/2-mile wide. The making of Golden Gate Park helped change San Francisco’s structure. William Hammond Hall, the park designer, was hired to prepare a survey and topographic map of the Golden Gate Park site in 1870 and then was promoted to commissioner and then hired the first gardener was Arthur Lowe in 1872. His job was to oversee the planting of the plants and trees in the park and was the most experienced with his job. In deciding of where this park was to be made was easy but the planting and making the grass and trees grow in the windy, and sandy dunes was the hard part. Once they started working on the park, there was transportation that took you somewhat close to the park but not close enough. Unwanted characters that were evicted from San Francisco by the Vigilante Committee populated the area, which meant that you did not want to be walking throughout the area. The park brought more people's attention to that area of the city and today about 75,000 people now visit the park on an average weekend.

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