Golden Gate Park

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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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Butterflies & Blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers

Dec 2, 2016
Butterflies

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 … Continue reading

Kezar Triangle Community Garden Volunteer Workparty

Dec 3, 2016
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

Golden Gate Park Traffic Safety Project

Dec 3, 2016
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We want to hear from you! Please join City staff on December 3rd to help establish goals for our efforts to ensure safe access to the park’s amazing destinations, whether you walk, … Continue reading

Sharon Art Studio’s Annual Winter Studio Sale

Dec 4, 2016
Winter Sale Flyer Wi17

Come to the biggest sale of the year at Sharon Art Studio in Golden Gate Park and take home a treasure.

Panhandle Park On-going Volunteer Project

Dec 10, 2016
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

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