Proposal to build a large artificial turf soccer complex in Golden Gate Park sparks controversy
Other community meetings have been flooded with youth soccer players from San Francisco and beyond advocating the installation of the turf fields. But local environmentalists say Golden Gate Park was meant to be a refuge for all city residents and visitors.
"Golden Gate Park was created as a place for people to get away from the city," Howard said. "The amount of contiguous park land is very important."