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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What's New

Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers Now Open

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

Urban Agriculture/Community Garden Resource Day on December 11

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

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Events

Panhandle Park On-going Volunteer Project

Feb 11, 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

Feb 11, 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

Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2017
The Top Valentine's Day Date Spots

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, … 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

Independence Day

Jul 4, 2017
Statue of Liberty with American flag as the backdrop

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic[19][20] composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and variouspossessions.[fn … Continue reading

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