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‘Enchanted’ LED Forest On Its Way To Golden Gate Park

Courtesy of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
The "Entwined" LED forest coming to Golden Gate park

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story contained errors stating that "Entwined" would be open on Tuesday, Dec 1st. The correct opening date is Thursday, December 10th. The original audio has been removed.

For Bay Area residents looking for a bit of light hearted fun, a whimsical LED forest is coming to Golden Gate Park on December 10, as part of the park’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The 20-foot-tall installation is called “Entwined.” And it’s made up of thousands of multi-colored LED lights. Which span three large tree sculptures and several clusters of what look like small flowering bushes.

Tamara Barak Aparton, Spokeswoman for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department describes the piece as “an enchanted meadow of otherworldly shapes and light that is constantly changing.”   

“It’s gonna make for a really magical night time walk in Golden Gate Park," says Aparton.

It’s the culmination of a yearlong celebration of the park’s 150th. While the pandemic changed many of the planned festivities, Aparton says, "That’s okay." 

"Actually Golden Gate park is more beloved than it’s ever been. It’s really important to people and it's been there for people throughout all sorts of difficult times.”   

Listeners can enjoy this free public art installation beginning December 10 and check out the new ferris wheel while you’re there. For details and a list of upcoming events. Head to www.goldengatepark150.com.

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