Hidden on a hillside at Golden Gate Park's eastern end, an equine giant is permanently poised for triumph. Since 1926, the concrete Horseshoe Thrower has witnessed epic horseshoe-pitching showdowns – after a massive neighborhood restoration effort, he now smiles upon courts which ring with the sound of iron striking posts most weekends. For upcoming tournaments and local horseshoe vendors, see www.sfhorseshoepitching.com.

Located off Conservatory Dr E.