The city selected this patch of Golden Gate Park due to its association with the annual Comedy Day, a free even that began in 1981, promoted and championed by of Williams.
“He always made an appearance at the show if he was in town, and was there at the very beginning in 1981,” said Debi Durst, producer of Comedy Day, in a press release. “We miss him horribly, and think it is only fitting that this wonderful Meadow, where he made so many people laugh and forget their troubles for the day will be named in his honor.”
The meadow is also where you will find a lawn bowling court, a tennis courts, and Koret Children’s Playground and historic carousel.
The meadow, which will be officially renamed on Sunday, September 17, isn’t the first Bay Area memorial bestowed upon the late actor.
- Robin Williams to get San Francisco park named in his honor [Curbed SF]
- Robin Williams Rainbow Tunnel (Waldo Tunnel) [Our Sausalito]