The Roller Skaters of Golden Gate Park Know How to Have a Good Time

Just look at these people oscillate wildly on a pleasant Sunday in Golden Gate Park at 368 John F Kennedy Jr Drive near Fulton and 6th Avenue.

You’d think some group would come along to put an end to this footloose tomfoolery, but be patient – somebody will find a reason to put a stop to this, soon enough.

Furry, bright red mukluks (as modeled by David Miles, Jr., the “Godfather of Skating”) strictly optional, as are skates, apparently. Let your freak flag fly, people. Click to expand:

In the meantime, cue the music and get on out there to the Skatin’ Place, which is not far from the Sundays-only, free, beginners-welcome Lindy in the Park swing dance thing. 

Bring your flashlight if you want to stay late.

See you there!

When: Sundays, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Skatin’ Place – 6th Ave. and JFK Drive – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (map)
Description: Every Sunday Kennedy Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is closed to auto traffic. The roadway is transformed into a 21st century recreational paradise where skaters, bikes, runners and other park users use the asphalt to have a great time. There is a special area at 6th Avenue and Kennedy Drive called, “Skatin’ Place”. Here skaters boogie to the music all day long. They glide with style and grace. Some work on skate dance routines. Others hone their skills on the slalom course. Many sit on the hillside and watch in awe. It is the greatest example of a public outdoor roller rink in the middle of Golden Gate Park.  

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