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National AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco

(4.7/5 based on 20 reviews on the web)
In late 1988, a small group of San Francisco residents representing a devastated community were looking for a positive way to express their collective grief. They envisioned a serene, natural setting suitable for memorial services or individual mourning and remembrance. From this initial concept, a team of architects, landscapers, designers, and lay people volunteered countless hours to create a living tribute to those lost to the disease.

The Grove and the endowment that helps to ensure its ongoing care and maintenance have been created primarily through private funding. Although the names in the Circle of Friends and other dedications offer personal remembrances, the Grove as a whole honors the memory of all who have shared in the struggle against AIDS.

In 1996, a milestone was reached when Congress and the President of the United States approved the "National AIDS Memorial Grove Act", which officially designates the historic deLaveaga Dell in Golden Gate Park, as the nation's first AIDS memorial. True to its origins, the Grove is a dedicated public landscape where anyone who has been touched by AIDS can find comfort, grieve openly without being stigmatized, and experience feelings of hope that nature can inspire.
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  • The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a beautiful spot for some quiet and peaceful reflection whilst in Golden Gate Park. This grove is a memorial valley for the hundreds of thousands of Americans (many...  more »
  • My teen didn't want to go through it but I insisted. :) It was a tranquil walkway with folks sitting, reading and hanging out on a beautiful day. 
  • We were at a birthday party for a friend at The AIDS Memorial Grove this weekend. First, the weather in the city was around 78 degrees..unheard of! There was not a cloud in the sky. It was the perfect...  more »
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  • Beautifully made memorial that got me reflecting on the struggles of those with AIDS over time. Very serene.
  • Beautiful, clean, well cared for & maintained - peaceful hidden gem in Golden Gate Park - managed by SF Rec & Parks in collaboration w/ the Natl Aids Memorial Grove which is its own 502(c)3 w/ Board, etc. -
  • Rarely crowded. This serene part of the park is my favorite part!
  • Its beautiful. Just don't go there to party. It's a special place
  • Beautiful place to reflect, hike, and remember those who've been lost. Remember to be safe and communicate! Also is a great place to read 👨‍👨‍👦