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.
The Koret children’s playground will be closed from Feb. 5th – mid-March while we install play equipment. This new equipment replaces the structures which were vandalized and burned last summer. The entire playground will be fenced off as shown below (in YELLOW):
Join us for “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., featuring the 88th annual lighting of the city’s official holiday tree at McLaren Lodge … Continue reading
Join us for our third community workshop and provide your input to help guide future improvements to Panhandle Playground, part of the Let’sPlaySF! Initiative – a partnership with the San Francisco Parks … Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced today a free special event, “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” that will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 2017. The “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” event will begin with the City’s 88th Holiday Tree lighting tradition, and is scheduled to … Continue reading
Join us for “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., featuring the 88th annual lighting of the city’s official holiday tree at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street and Fell) at 6 p.m., followed by a stunning new light art installation at the … Continue reading