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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Zumba in the Park – GGP Carousel

Apr 26, 2015
women doing zumba

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation … Continue reading

Kezar Triangle Community Garden Volunteer Workparty

May 2, 2015
Kezar Triangle, Golden Gate Park

Volunteer at this recently opened community garden in Golden Gate Park.  With significant support from the David and Carla Crane Foundation, Kezar Triangle was revitalized to promote a holistic approach to a … Continue reading

Mobile Rec @ the Music Concourse – Access to Adventure

May 2, 2015
Mobile Rec Climbing Wall

We would like to welcome you to our Mobile Rec Event Saturday April 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. We will have our Climbing Wall, Slack Line, Disc Golf, Skateboards, BMX … Continue reading

Zumba in the Park – GGP Carousel

May 3, 2015
women doing zumba

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba classes. Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party. You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation … Continue reading

Panhandle Park On-going Volunteer Project

May 9, 2015
Major Willie Brown shooting a basket at the Panhandle Basketball Dedication

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 landscaped around the … Continue reading

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