We’re proud to welcome more than 13 million visitors each year to Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. From a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an oasis–a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. The rest, as they say, is history.
Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of cultural venues, events, and activities. To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted just a few of the park’s special features and activities below. For more information, stop by McLaren Lodge to pick up a map, get involved, and find out what’s happening in San Francisco’s backyard. For information about reserving facilities for picnics, athletic events, weddings, and special events, please contact our Permits & Reservations Division at (415) 831-5500.
Mother’s Meadow Playground has completed its repairs and is now open to the public. Thank you for your patience and enjoy your parks!
Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms, coming to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this fall. The popular exhibit returns by overwhelming demand to San Francisco’s beloved Victorian greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibit gallery into a beautiful and intimate cottage garden … Continue reading
We’re excited to announce the relaunch of Urban Agriculture Resource Centers! Please join us on Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden (780 Frederick Street). Materials will … Continue reading
Carols, snow play, holiday lights and of course, Santa… it’s become one of the city’s most anticipated holiday events— the annual tree lighting at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park. This December, … Continue reading
We want to hear from you! Please join City staff on December 3rd to help establish goals for our efforts to ensure safe access to the park’s amazing destinations, whether you walk, … Continue reading
EventsFeb 11, 2017
Get to know your neighbors at this monthly Panhandle Volunteer Project. The North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association needs your help to beautify and maintain the basketball court and landscape around the … Continue reading
If you love your parks, and are looking for a meaningful and substantive way to make a positive difference, come on out and volunteer with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department! … Continue reading
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Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the … Continue reading
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