There’s Now High-Key a Public Lounge on SF’s Car-Free JFK Drive

The JFK Promenade just keeps on getting better and better.

At this point, we’re becoming just a chronological time capsule for all things the JFK Promenade and, by extension The Golden Mile Project.

Recently, we’ve seen a whale pop up on the car-free street corridor. Wiener dog monoliths dot the roadway. Gorgeous, psychedelic murals have transformed the asphalt. Pianos and lawn chairs and live music have helped foster it as a community space. 

Now, there’s a place to put your feet up in between episodes of skating or running or walking up and down the car-free roadway.

The newly erected lounge features a collection of huge benches, picnic tables with very pleasing right angles, a number of potted flora, and at least two giant totems (à la nods to Inception).

It really is the perfect place for a coffee break in Golden Gate Park— a pause that also affords some shade on those sunny, abnormally hot days. (Just yesterday, the mercury rose as high as 90 degrees in some areas in San Francisco.)

We’ll see you out there on our lil’ weekend depression walk, y’all! We might just have to spin the totems (that double as spinny chairs) to make sure we’re not in a very lucid dream.

Feature Image: Courtesy of Twitter via @RecParkSF

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