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.
Join the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency at Sunday Streets Golden Gate Park on June 11 from 11am to 4pm for an open-house presentation … Continue reading
Join us for our next Urban Agriculture Resource Center on Saturday May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY garden. Free compost, soil and mulch are available for … Continue reading
The 2017 Kids’ Games at Kezar Stadium (755 Stanyan Street) is a free Olympic Style Track Meet with lunch and awards on Sunday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Done … Continue reading
EventsMay 29, 2017
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
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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Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the … Continue reading