Robin Williams Meadow is now a reality.
The Sharon Meadow portion of Golden Gate Park was renamed Sunday in honor of the legendary and beloved Bay Area comedian. The tribute was announced at San Francisco's 37th annual Comedy Day.
Supporters said Williams, who died in 2014, often sponsored the event to help support young comics. Other times, he headlined the show or performed as a guest.
The idea to rename Sharon Meadow came to Will and Debi Durst soon after their friend's death. As organizers of Comedy Day, they raised $100,000 for new signs and updated brochures, according to the Mercury News.
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During his 30-plus-year career, the actor warmed hearts with performances in hits like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Aladdin” and “Good Will Hunting.”
After his passing, the public learned that Williams had struggled with Lewy Body Dementia. The disease causes hallucinations and other symptoms similar to Parkinson’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The SF park that hosts @ComedyDay has officially been renamed "Robin Williams Meadow" to honor his memory & comedic spirit pic.twitter.com/CqQwHRaEOu
— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) September 17, 2017