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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Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden Opens

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, YP, Levi Strauss & Co., CBS EcoMedia and community members celebrated the grand opening of the new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden. The garden, located at the east end of the park near Kezar Stadium, was created to meet … Continue reading

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CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

Apr 24, 2014 10:00 am
Close up of a Venus Flytrap plant. Chomp!

The Conservatory of Flowers’ popular carnivorous plant exhibition returns. Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory in … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Upper Haight

Apr 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Off The Grid Food Trucks at Civic Center Plaza

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wonderfully innovative local street food culture that is growing extremely quickly through its combination of technology and mobile, sustainable, food. Matthew Cohen, founder, … Continue reading

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

Apr 25, 2014 10:00 am
Close up of a Venus Flytrap plant. Chomp!

The Conservatory of Flowers’ popular carnivorous plant exhibition returns. Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory in … Continue reading

Friday Nights at the de Young

Apr 25, 2014 5:00 pm
deYoung Museum

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance … Continue reading

Adult Yoga in Golden Gate Park

Apr 26, 2014 8:00 am
Golden Gate Park Yoga

Yoga is an ancient practice used for developing strength and balance between mind and body. These classes will build your knowledge and skill in addition to teaching fundamental poses which will increase … Continue reading

GGP: Alvord Lake Volunteer Project

Apr 26, 2014 9:00 am
Alvord Lake in Golden Gate Park

Join the SFRPD gardeners and the Alvord Lake Task Force to beautify the eastern entrance of Golden Gate Park. A wide range of gardening tasks are available. Light refreshments provided. Please wear … Continue reading

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp

Apr 26, 2014 10:00 am
Close up of a Venus Flytrap plant. Chomp!

The Conservatory of Flowers’ popular carnivorous plant exhibition returns. Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory in … Continue reading

Free Outdoor Yoga Day

Apr 26, 2014 11:00 am
Golden Gate Park Yoga

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit. Purusha yogis teach free … Continue reading

King’s Day

Apr 26, 2014 11:00 am
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The Dutch Consulate, together with the local Dutch community will organize another great celebration of Dutch King’s day in San Francisco! This year the celebrations will again be centered around the MURPHY … Continue reading

Free Zumba Workouts – GGP Carousel

Apr 27, 2014 10:00 am
Dancing at Potrero Hill Zumba

Come party yourself into shape with free outdoor 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. Proudly brought … Continue reading

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