Golden Gate Park

Stow Lake Bridge

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 picnicsathletic eventsweddings, and special events, please contact our Permits & Reservations Division at (415) 831-5500.

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Huckleberry Youth Programs Day of Service on April 29

Apr 29, 2017
Day Of Service

Huckleberry Youth Programs celebrates its 50th anniversary with a volunteer day of service in partnership with SF Rec and Park and SF Travel, Saturday, April 29, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., … Continue reading

Dutch King’s Day at Murphy Windmill April 29

Apr 29, 2017
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Join the celebration of Dutch King’s Day in San Francisco at the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park! You’ll find children’s games, music, a flea market, a beer garden, bitterballen and more! … Continue reading

Panhandle Park On-going Volunteer Project

May 13, 2017
Panhandle Stewards

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

GGP: Strawberry Hill Butterfly and Trail Project

May 13, 2017
Mission Blue Butterfly Making a Comeback

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

Memorial Day

May 29, 2017
Memorial Day Flag and Iwo Jima Statue

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the … Continue reading

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