Meanwhile, there are at least 18 statues of dudes in the park...
... but only one of a woman. This statue, built in 1914, depicts a pioneer woman and her children. It’s allegedly haunted and will change positions or cause the ghost of Stow Lake (a woman in a dirty white dress with long dark hair) to rise from the waters.
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Daisy Barringer is Thrillist's SF Editor and it is quite possible that when she was a teenager she used to sneak into the Botanical Garden at night to do things that were totally on the up and up and certainly never danced in the fountain. Follow her on Twitter @daisy.