Avenue also known as Panhandle was made at the same time as
Golden Gate Park and it was originally the carriage entrance,
to the park. The Panhandle also contains some of the oldest
trees in Golden Gate Park. The most eastern part of the park
through the Panhandle had a lot of clay that the city used to
put down for the streets. That area was mostly rocky and in
the Panhandle, it had very uneven surfaces. The park commissioner
did not want these uneven surfaces so they got B. Kenny to do
cutting for 4.5 cents per cubic yard and 6 cents per cubic yard
for filling so that they could make it even as it is today.
Then they had to start connecting the sewage system to the Panhandle
because the eastern part of Golden Gate Park and the Panhandle
were both on the edge of the watershed. That meant that parks
water drained east to the ocean while the Panhandle drains east
through the cities sewage system..