Golden Gate Park Meadow Renamed After Robin Williams

The late comedian supported Comedy Day, which takes place in the same meadow.

Robin Williams Meadow, formerly known as Sharon Meadow, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Thursday, December 21, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco further memorialized Robin Williams on Thursday with the renaming of Golden Gate Park’s Sharon Meadow.

The Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously approved the name change Thursday morning, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The meadow is located near the southwest corner of the park, on Bowling Green Drive by Kezar Stadium.

The proposal came in September from Debi Durst, who organizes the park’s free annual Comedy Day. Williams supported the event — which takes place in the meadow — at which he regularly appeared.

“Robin was one of San Francisco’s cherished sons, whose selfless acts of philanthropy benefitted communities across our city,” the late Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement earlier this year. “Through his comedy, Robin Williams brought so much light into this world, which is why it is fitting that we are naming a beautiful outdoor meadow in his honor.”

The late comedian died in his Tiburon home in August 2014. The California Legislature also renamed the Waldo Tunnel just north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101 after Williams. 

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