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Name Hours Phone Address City State Zip Type Park Sevice Area District ADA Parking Restrooms Acreage SqFt Latitiude Longitude Description Photo URL
Adam Rogers Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Ingalls & Oakdale San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7310000 -122.3839000
Allyne Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 2609 Gough St San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7975000 -122.4276000
Alta Plaza Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Jackson & Steiner San Francisco CA 94115 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7912000 -122.4377000
Argonne Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7794000 -122.4777000
Balboa Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Ocean & San Jose San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7249000 -122.4446000
Beach Chalet Picnic Area 1400-1598 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7670038 -122.5092069
Bernal Heights Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 500 Moultrie Street San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7391600 -122.4161880
Buena Vista Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Buena Vista & Haight San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7686000 -122.4414000
Cabrillo Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 853 38th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area PSA 1 District 1 Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7729000 -122.4987000 http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3270-1000x288.jpg
Cayuga Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 301 Naglee Ave San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7139000 -122.4503000
Christopher Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 5210 Diamond Heights Blvd San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7435000 -122.4406000
Cow Hollow Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1 Miley St San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7973000 -122.4449000
Crocker Amazon Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm Moscow & Geneva San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7140000 -122.4292000
Dolores Park Children’s Picnic Areas 19th & Dolores St San Francisco CA 94114 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7597551 -122.4270941

Dolores Park remains one of our most popular and vibrant city parks, drawing thousands of visitors each and every weekend who are looking to enjoy the outdoors, exercise or have a picnic with loved ones.

Dolores Park is a “Leave No Trace” park which means that anything you bring in the park, you must bring out with you (pack it in, pack it out). Just a reminder that glass is never allowed in any of our parks, including Dolores.

If you do want to reserve a spot for your event you must complete the application below and obtain a permit.

http://fs18.formsite.com/sfrpsurvey2/doloresapplication/index.html

This area is focused on birthday parties for children and is located near the playground. There are picnic tables you can reserve:

  • Picnic Table Area CT-1 (east near Dolores) – allows you to have a 16ft x 16ft jumper with a special permit only during the hours from 10am to 12pm only.
  • Picnic Table Area CT-2 (in middle) – no jumpers allowed
  • Picnic Table Area CT-3 (west) – no jumpers allowed
  • No alcohol is allowed in this area.
  • Permits are 10 am to 1 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm
Douglass Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 26th & Douglass St San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7473000 -122.4389000
Duboce Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Duboce & Scott St San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7696000 -122.4334000

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ALL RESERVATIONS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A ‘SPECIAL EVENTS’ APPLICATION

Only one picnic reservation allowed on Saturdays

JUMPERS: Jumpers limited to 2 hour maximum from 11 am to 1 pm and must use a Silent Generator.

RESTROOMS: Restrooms closed on Sundays

Esprit Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Minnesota St & 19th St San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7610000 -122.3910000
Excelsior Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Russia Ave & Madrid San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7204000 -122.4332000
Fulton Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 855 27th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7734000 -122.4869000
Garfield Square Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 26th & Harrison St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7502000 -122.4122000
GGP – 19th Avenue Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 569 Martin Luther King Jr Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7669500 -122.4759000

This charming playground, set in the middle of Golden Gate Park, is a great place for your next family party! Kids will love the shaded play structures, and your party can spread out to the nearby grassy patch.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. There are a set of set of two picnic tables that are reservable.
  2. No BBQ grills are allowed at this site.
  3. Restrooms are located on site.
  4. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at 19th Avenue Playground.
  5. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  6. The playground itself is open to the public. Your reservation is for the grass area.
  7. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

19th Avenue Playground is at the beginning of MLK Drive off of 19th Ave. Street parking is available on MLK Drive.

 

 

GGP – 45th Avenue Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 4414 Lincoln Way San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7648500 -122.5050700

This charming playground, tucked behind the trees on the southwestern edge of the park, is a great place for your next family party! Kids will love the ocean-themed play structures, and your party can spread out between the sand-based playground area and the nearby small grassy patch.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Four picnic tables surround 45th Avenue Playground – two are just along the edge of the play structures, and two are on the bordering grassy knoll to the west. No BBQ grills are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  2. There are no restrooms at 45th Avenue Playground.
  3. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at 45th Avenue Playground.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required), but not on weekends from April to September due to road closures. No electricity is provided.
  5. The playground itself is open to the public. Your reservation is for the two groupings of picnic tables only.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

45th Avenue Playground is at the end of the walking path into the Park from 45th Avenue and Lincoln Way. It is also accessible from the south side of MLK Drive, west of 41st Ave. There is no sign marking the 45th Avenue Playground.

GGP – Barnyard at Koret Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Martin Luther King, Jr and Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7680620 -122.4576630
GGP – Bunny Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Conservatory Dr West San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Next to the Conservatory of Flowers 37.7728830 -122.4619670

Tucked behind the Conservatory of Flowers, this quiet and beautiful grassy glen has a garden border and a frame of tall trees. Bring a blanket and a BBQ or set up tables for lunch. Whether it is toddlers with treats or couples with chardonnay, Bunny Meadow is a gorgeous spot to spend the day!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Bunny Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. Restrooms are located directly across Conservatory Drive West (next to the Conservatory of Flowers).
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Bunny Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required), but not on weekends from April to September due to road closures. No electricity is provided.
  5. Bunny Meadow has a medium-sized, mostly flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Neighboring sites: There is a first-come, first-served area just north of Bunny Meadow across the walking path with several public, non-reservable picnic and game tables.

LOCATION

Bunny Meadow is on the north side of Conservatory Drive West, between Arguello Boulevard and JFK Drive, across the street from the back of the Conservatory of Flowers. There is no sign marking Bunny Meadow.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake Picnic Site 5am to Midnight San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Stow Lake Parking Lot 37.7683830 -122.4736280

A colorful Chinese pagoda presented to San Francisco by its sister city Taipei in 1976; and the Stone (or Rustic) Bridge, built in 1893, and Roman Bridge. This beautiful spot rests on the lake side of Stow Lake and has a nearby waterfall.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. There is a 12ft picnic table located west of the pavilion next to the lake.
  2. Restrooms are located at the Stow Lake Boathouse parking lot.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Chinese Pavilion picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Nearby waterfall and multiple hiking trails.

LOCATION

The picnic area is at Stow Lake middle island on the east side on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

 

GGP – Dahlia Dell Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Conservatory Dr East San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - West side of the Conservatory of Flowers 37.7722620 -122.4589260

This leafy nook in the northeastern corner of the park near the Conservatory of Flowers makes a charming spot for a festive little gathering. Bring your friends and make this lovely public garden your own for the day!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Dahlia Dell offers one picnic table for your party. Bring your BBQ grill — none are provided.
  2. Restrooms are located on the far (west) side of the Conservatory of Flowers.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Dahlia Dell, but kegs and hard liquor aren’t. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at Dahlia Dell.
  5. The grassy glen at Dahlia Dell is too narrow for lawn games, volleyball or other similar activities.

LOCATION

Dahlia Dell is tucked between two walking paths leading east from the Conservatory of Flowers. There is no sign marking Dahlia Dell, but the single picnic table is visible from the walking paths.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Doughboy Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 591 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Closest at 14th Ave Meadow 37.7716670 -122.4746170

Down the slope from JFK Drive toward the Redwood Memorial Grove is beautiful Doughboy Meadow. Bring your friends to play at the feet of the laurel-wreathed Doughboy statue and enjoy the day!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Doughboy Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. The nearest restrooms are located farther east on JFK Drive at the 14th Avenue East picnic site.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Dahlia Dell, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at Doughboy Meadow.
  5. Doughboy Meadow has a medium-sized, mostly flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Doughboy Meadow is on the north side of JFK Drive, west of the intersection with Stow Lake Drive. There is no sign marking Doughboy Meadow, but the statue is visible down the grassy hill from the street.

Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Elk Glen Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1017 Martin Luther King Jr Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7671000 -122.4857670

Elk Glen’s grassy meadow is tucked in the shade of a huge and varied grove across from Mallard Lake in a quiet pocket of Golden Gate Park. You’ll feel like your party has the park to itself in this pretty little glen — book it today and enjoy!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Elk Glen offers four picnic tables clustered in two pairs, one pair in the middle of the meadow with two BBQ grills nearby and one pair on the western edge of the walking path border.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite at Elk Glen picnic area. The closest restroom is 0.6 miles east on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr at Mother’s Meadow just across 19th Avenue.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Elk Glen, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Elk Glen’s large grassy area makes it a great spot for kickball, volleyball or other similar lawn games.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Elk Glen is on the north side of MLK Drive, west of the intersection with 25th Avenue. It is just across the street from Mallard Lake. There is no sign marking Elk Glen picnic area.

GGP – George Washington Grove Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1197 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7660760 -122.4821140

This gorgeous meadow lets you frolic in a wide, flat grassy area framed by varied, arching shade trees. Gatherings can spread out and enjoy the space, tucked along the southern edge of the central part of the Park.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. George Washington Grove has one picnic table and BBQ grill located in the middle of the grassy expanse.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite or near George Washington Grove.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at George Washington Grove, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. The Grove’s large grassy area makes it a great spot for kickball, volleyball or other similar lawn games.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

George Washington Grove is on the eastern (unpaved) edge of 25th Avenue between Lincoln Way and MLK Drive. There is no sign marking George Washington Grove.

GGP – Hellman Hollow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 800 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7695790 -122.4844490

The sprawling splendor of Hellman Hollow is one of Golden Gate Park’s loveliest spots. Stretching out in the middle of the park, Hellman Hollow offers a park-within-a-park for your party to enjoy.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

Hellman Hollow features nine individually reservable picnic areas, all with at least two tables. For a large party of 100 or more, consider renting a few nearby tables.

Please see the picture gallery and captions for each picnic site and for all rental details and descriptions.

  1. Restrooms are located onsite at Hellman Hollow.
  2. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Hellman Hollow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  3. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  4. Hellman Hollow’s picnic tables front the expansive grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is shared space for lawn games or volleyball – so you and your neighbors all have room to play!
  5. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Hellman Hollow spreads out along the south side of JFK Drive, just west of Transverse Drive (off 25th Avenue).

Reserve your corner of Hellman Hollow today!

Hellman Hollow Picnic MapClick for enlarged photo of picnic map.

 

GGP – Hoover Redwood Grove Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 757 Martin Luther King Jr Dr San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7659830 -122.4795670

This tree-framed glade offers a festive, grassy gathering spot right in the center of Golden Gate Park’s splendors. Bring a blanket and a BBQ or set up tables for a luncheon on the grass – Hoover Redwood Grove is a cozy haven for your next party!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Hoover Redwood Grove, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite at Hoover Redwood Grove. The nearest restrooms are farther east on MLK Drive, past the intersection with Crossover Drive at the 19th Avenue Playground.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Hoover Redwood Grove, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Hoover Redwood Grove has a small- to medium-sized flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games or volleyball.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Hoover Redwood Grove opens up along the south edge of MLK Drive, just west of the park entrance from 20th Avenue and Lincoln Way. There is no sign marking Hoover Redwood Grove.

GGP – Horseshoe Courts Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Conservatory Dr E San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7735900 -122.4557900

You knew there was a bison paddock, but did you know that Golden Gate Park has its own horseshoe courts? It does, and they can be yours for a party! Up the stone stairs from Conservatory Drive East are waiting a set of gravel pits for fun, games and you!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at the Horseshoe Courts, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite or near Horseshoe Courts.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Horseshoe Courts, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at the Horseshoe Courts.
  5. There is no grass at the Horseshoe Courts — but there is plenty of room to hone your skills throwing the irons!
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

The Horseshoe Courts are located on the east side of Conservatory Drive East, between JFK Drive and Arguello Boulevard. There is a sign on Conservatory Drive marking the Courts.

Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

 

GGP – Lindley Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1054 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Near Polo Field 37.7699090 -122.4920600

One of the grandest green spaces in glorious Golden Gate Park is Lindley Meadow. Its grassy area stretches along the south edge of JFK Drive in the center of the park, spilling down a steep bank into a wide flat space with picnic tables and grills tucked into the eucalyptus border. Lindley Meadow is a splendid place for a party!

Lindley Meadow has 12 individually reservable picnic sites. For a large party of 100 or more, consider renting a few nearby tables. All of the picnic sites are clustered along Lindley’s southern edge, each with 1-2 picnic tables and BBQ grills.

Please see the picture gallery and captions for each picnic site and for all rental details and descriptions.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Restrooms are located at the Equestrian Center just west of Lindley Meadow.
  2. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Lindley Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  3. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  4. All of Lindley Meadow’s picnic tables front the expansive grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is shared space for lawn games or volleyball – so you and your neighbors all have room to play!
  5. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Lindley Meadow is on the south side of JFK Drive, across from the 30th Avenue and Fulton Street entrance. At 30th Avenue and JFK, there is a sign for Lindley Meadow.

Reserve a corner of Lindley Meadow today!

Lindley Meadow Picnic MapClick for enlarged photo of picnic map.

GGP – Marx Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 906 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes- Near Hellman Hollow 37.7711510 -122.4857760

Marx Meadow offers a delightful picnic spot on its centrally located grassy stretch of the park. It is also nestled right in the middle of one of the park’s signature attractions: the Disc Golf Course! Marx Meadow has five individually reservable picnic areas available for reservation, each with one or two tables. For a large party of 100 or more, consider renting a few nearby tables. Each table has its own BBQ grill. Please see the picture gallery and captions for each picnic site and for all rental details and descriptions.

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Closest restrooms are at Hellman Hollow, which is located across JFK Drive from Marx Meadow.
  2. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Marx Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  3. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  4. The picnic tables at Marx Meadow border the shared grassy area, so come play some games! There is small shared space for simple lawn games.
  5. The Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course surrounds Marx Meadow, so make your party part of the fun!
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Marx Meadow stretches back from the north side of JFK Drive, near 26th Avenue. At the entrance facing JFK Drive, there is a sign for Marx Meadow.

Reserve your corner of Marx Meadow today!

Marx Meadow Picnic MapClick for enlarged photo of picnic map.

GGP – Old Speedway Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 371 Chain of Lakes Dr E San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7658710 -122.4986970

Tall trees border this beautiful grassy glen on the western edge of the park. Bring your blankets and your BBQs and stake out a great gathering in this lovely spot!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Old Speedway Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. There are no restrooms onsite or near Old Speedway Meadow.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Marx Meadow, but kegs and liquor aren’t. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Old Speedway Meadow has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Old Speedway Meadow stretches back from the parking lot along the east side of 41st Avenue/Chain of Lakes Boulevard, between MLK and JFK Drives. There is no sign marking Old Speedway Meadow, but the parking lot is visible from the street.

GGP – Panhandle Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Stanyan & Fell Street San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes-Center of Panhandle 37.7723000 -122.4484000
GGP – Peacock Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 235 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - West side of the Conservatory of Flowers 37.7716290 -122.4576100

The expansive grass of Peacock Meadow is a delightful place for a party to have plenty of fun in this gardenfilled northeastern corner of the park. Bring your blankets and lunch and spread out and play some games in this pretty, central spot!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Old Hellman Hollow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  2. Restrooms are located on the far (west) side of the Conservatory of Flowers, down JFK Drive.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Marx Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Peacock Meadow has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.

LOCATION

Peacock Meadow is on JFK Drive just west of the intersection with Conservatory Drive East, towards the Conservatory itself. There is no sign marking Peacock Meadow, but it is next to a sign pointing to the Dahlia Garden.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

 

GGP – Pioneer East Meadow Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 569 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Closest at 14th Ave Meadow 37.7705370 -122.4733760

Just across the plane tree-shaded walkway from the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic site, the shallow grassy bowl of Pioneer East opens up. Underneath the wide skies of this pretty central pocket of the park, Pioneer East offers your party plenty of room to play!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. B.Y.O. blanket or chairs — 3 tables are provided at Pioneer East Meadow and you are welcome to bring your own small gas grill.
  2. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Pioneer East Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Pioneer East Meadow offers a large grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game..

LOCATION

Pioneer East Meadow is on the south side of JFK Drive, just east of the start of Stow Lake Drive. Its western edge is the walkway near the Pioneer Log Cabin lawn. There is no sign marking the Pioneer East Meadow.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Pioneer Log Cabin Picnic Area 5am to Midnight John F Kennedy & Stow Lake Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes - Closest at 14th Ave Meadow 37.7707490 -122.4750010

The expansive field of the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area is framed at the back by tall trees and nested up against the picturesque Pioneer Log Cabin, making it one of the prettiest gathering spots in all of Golden Gate Park. The Pioneer Log Cabin’s grass, tables and grills offer the perfect San Francisco lawn party spot – book it today!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Pioneer Log Cabin includes four picnic tables and two BBQs, all set together at the back of the grass.
  2. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. Pioneer Log Cabin has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  6. Neighboring sites: The Pioneer Log Cabin building itself is part of the Recreation and Park Department offices and is not available for rent.
  7. Food-Trucks require an extra permit. See Picnic and Impact Fees.

LOCATION

Pioneer Log Cabin picnic area is on the south side of Stow Lake Drive, just after it splits off from JFK Drive. There is no sign marking the Pioneer Log Cabin, though the neighboring building is marked and visible from the street.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Sharon Meadow Tables 1, 2, 3 Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 345 Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes- Near Carousol 37.7678990 -122.4591980

Looking for a place to picnic in the bustling southeastern corner of the park? The two trios of picnic tables above the carousel and Sharon Meadow are the perfect spot! Listen to the nostalgia of the carousel music, dash over to Children’s Playground to run around, or just watch the dapper lawn bowlers do the playing for you!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Sharon Meadow offers three picnic tables (but no BBQ grills) for your party. The tables are marked with numbers. For a larger party, consider renting the other three tables at the site as well.
  2. Restrooms are located onsite, near the carousel.
  3. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Sharon Meadow picnics.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted at Sharon Meadow Tables 1, 2 & 3. For Tables 4, 5, 6 info click here.
  5. For games, head over to the grass of Sharon Meadow or the Children’s Playground. Both areas are nearby, though not within view of the picnic area.

LOCATION

The picnic area at Sharon Meadow is located just off Bowling Green Drive, between MLK and Middle Drives. The tables are above the parking lot near the lawn bowling greens and uphill from the carousel.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Sharon Meadow Tables 4, 5, 6 Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 345 Bowling Green Dr San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes- Near Carousol 37.7678990 -122.4591980

Looking for a place to picnic in the bustling southeastern corner of the park? The two trios of picnic tables above the carousel and Sharon Meadow are the perfect spot! Listen to the nostalgia of the carousel music, dash over to Children’s Playground to run around, or just watch the dapper lawn bowlers do the playing for you!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. Sharon Meadow offers three picnic tables (but no BBQ grills) for your party. The tables are marked with numbers. For a larger party, consider renting the other three tables at the site as well.
  2. Restrooms are located onsite, near the carousel.
  3. Kid zone! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Sharon Meadow picnics.
  4. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  5. For games, head over to the grass of Sharon Meadow or the Children’s Playground. Both areas are nearby, though not within view of the picnic area.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

The picnic area at Sharon Meadow is located just off Bowling Green Drive, between MLK and Middle Drives. The tables are above the parking lot near the lawn bowling greens and uphill from the carousel.

Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive.

GGP – Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 50 Stow Lake Dr San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7707930 -122.4778090

Stow Lake is one of the headline attractions of Golden Gate Park — and its lovely picnic spot can be yours for a party! Looking across at the waterfall and listening to the ducks, your friends and family will have a great time at the Stow Lake picnic area. After snacks, go rent a paddleboat and join the fun on the lake itself!

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. The entire set of eight picnic tables and two BBQ grills at Stow Lake is reservable for a party. The picnic area is located at the far end of the parking lot, across from the Boathouse. The tables are each marked with a Park number.
  2. Restrooms are located onsite.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at the Stow Lake Boathouse picnic area, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. There is a grassy area in between the picnic tables, but it is not big enough for most lawn games or sports.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

The picnic area at Stow Lake is on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

GGP – Strawberry Hill Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Stow Lake Drive San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability No 37.7687070 -122.4753140

The 12-acre doughnut-shaped Stow Lake surrounds Strawberry Hill Island, a wooded hill named for the wild strawberries that once flourished on its flanks. Trails follow the shoreline and climb to the hill’s summit, the highest point in Golden Gate Park at more than 400 feet. You can still catch glimpses of the city through the thick groves of trees

PICNIC AND PARTY FEATURES

  1. There are two 12ft tables available for reservation. BBQ grills are not provided at Strawberry Hill, but you are welcome to bring your own small gas grill.
  2. There are no restrooms located at the picnic site. The closest restrooms are located at the Stow Lake Boathouse at the bottom of the north side of the lake.
  3. Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Pioneer East Meadow, but kegs and liquor are not. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  4. Inflatable play structures (a.k.a. jumpy houses) are not permitted

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

Strawberry Hill is located at the summit of the island in Stow Lake. Take MLK Drive and turn left onto Stow Lake Drive. Once you park you will have to hike up the various trails that lead to the summit.

On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

GGP -14th Avenue East Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 425 John F Kennedy Dr San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area GGP Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7712940 -122.4721780

DISCLAIMER: JFK Drive is CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

Gilman Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Gilman Ave & Griffith San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7170000 -122.3881000
Glen Canyon Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Elk St & Chenery St San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7400000 -122.4427000

DISCLAIMER: Jumpers Only Allowed Behind Rec Center

Grattan Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1180 Stanyan Street San Francisco CA 94117 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7626000 -122.4515000
Hamilton Recreation Center Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 1900 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94115 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7844000 -122.4360000
Hayes Valley Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Hayes & Buchanan St San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7761000 -122.4274000

DISCLAIMER: Clubhouse is not available for reservation.  

Helen Wills Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Broadway & Larkin San Francisco CA 94109 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7958000 -122.4207000
Herz Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Hahn & Visitacion San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7135000 -122.4166000
Hilltop Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm La Salle & Whitney Young Circle San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7329000 -122.3835000
Holly Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Holly Park Circle San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7372000 -122.4199000
India Basin Shoreline Park Picnic Area Hunters Point Blvd & Hawes St San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7337000 -122.3737000
J.P. Murphy Playground Picnic Area 1960 9th Ave San Francisco CA 94116 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7518000 -122.4650000
Jackson Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm 17th & Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7643000 -122.3996000
Joe DiMaggio Bocce Ball Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 651 Lombard St San Francisco CA 94133 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.8025000 -122.4121000
John McLaren Park – Peru Playground Picnic Area Gambier Street and Burrows Street San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7181000 -122.4191000
John McLaren Park John F Shelly Drive “Group” Picnic Area 118 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco, CA 94134 San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7223000 -122.4209000
Julius Kahn Playground Picnic Area West Pacific Ave & Spruce St San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7913000 -122.4540000
Junipero Serra Playground Picnic Area 300 Stonecrest Dr San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7248000 -122.4739000
Lafayette ParkPicnic Area Gough & Washington St San Francisco CA 94109 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7915000 -122.4277000
Lake Merced Park Picnic Area 1 Harding Rd San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available -Limited Availability Yes 37.7267170 -122.5010150

Picnic Features

  1. Seven non-reservable spots surround the Lake Merced picnic area – each spot has 1-2 tables with a total of 13 tables at this location.
  2. BBQing is allowed and we do have built in grills. Feel free to bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.
  3. BBQ spots and parking are limited and non-reservable.
  4. Restrooms are located directly across the street at the 14th Avenue East picnic site or at Stow Lake.
  5. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Lake Merced.
  6. Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.

LOCATION

The Lake Merced picnic area is located on 1 Harding Rd. It is closely located near the Lake Merced Boathouse.

Address: 1 Harding Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132
Picnic Areas: Yes; Multiple First Come First Serve Areas
Jumpers Allowed: Yes – Additional Permit Required
BBQ Allowed: Yes
Alcohol: Not Allowed
Parking: Yes – Lot Available -Limited Availability
Restrooms: Yes
Latitude: 37.726717
Longitude: -122.501015
Laurel Hill Playground Picnic Area 251 Euclid Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7839000 -122.4509000
Lincoln Park Picnic Area 34th Ave & Clement San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Accessible Street - limited availability Yes 37.7819110 -122.4937650
Little Marina Green Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 3950 Scott Street San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Yes - Lot Available No 37.8055000 -122.4479000
Louis Sutter Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Wayland & University San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Yes Yes 37.7225000 -122.4139000
McKinley Square Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 20th St & Vermont San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7591000 -122.4047000
Michelangelo Playground Picnic Area Greenwich & Jones San Francisco CA 94133 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.8011000 -122.4169000
Midtown Terrace Playground Picnic Area Clarendon & Olympia Way San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7522000 -122.4545000
Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center Picnic Area 650 Capitol San Francisco CA 94112 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7158000 -122.4576000
Miraloma Playground Picnic Area Omar & Sequoia Way San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7386000 -122.4493000
Mission Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 19th & Linda San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7593000 -122.4223000

Advisory: The Mission Playground tennis courts are closed indefinitely due to fencing repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Moscone Rec Center Picnic Area 6am to 11pm 1800 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.8021000 -122.4331000
Mountain Lake Park Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 1 11th Ave San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7872000 -122.4690000
Palega Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 500 Felton St San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7293000 -122.4098000
Parkside Square Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 28th Ave & Vicente San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7379000 -122.4839000
Parque Ninos Unidos Picnic Area Sunrise to Sunset 23rd & Treat St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7544000 -122.4136000
Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley Picnic Area Octavia Blvd & Fell St San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7762000 -122.4244000
Peixotto Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 15th St & Roosevelt San Francisco CA 94114 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7658000 -122.4379000
Pine Lake Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Sloat Blvd & Vale St San Francisco CA 94132 Picnic Area 37.7363086 -122.4859274

Pine Lake Park, in western San Francisco and contiguous with Stern Grove, is an elongated valley with steep, forested slopes. Pine Lake is one of the few remaining natural lakes in San Francisco, and is fed by the same aquifer as Lake Merced. The willow, tule, and other wetland plants that ring the lake provide habitat for a variety for resident and migratory bird species. A trail encircles the lake, providing opportunities for viewing birds, and connects to the larger trail network that winds through Stern Grove, including a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

Potrero del Sol Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7506000 -122.4051000
Potrero Hill Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 801 Arkansas St San Francisco CA 94107 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7561000 -122.3969000

DISCLAIMER: BBQ Grills NOT Allowed in Upper Level Play Area

DISCLAIMER: Restrooms CLOSED Sundays

Precita Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 3200 Folsom St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7471000 -122.4120000
Presidio Heights Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Clay & Walnut St San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7885000 -122.4496000
Raymond Kimball Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Geary St & Steiner Blvd San Francisco CA 94115 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7829000 -122.4351000
Richmond Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 18th Ave & Lake San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7851000 -122.4781000
Rochambeau Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 238 25th Ave San Francisco CA 94121 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7848000 -122.4845000
Rolph Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm Potrero & Cesar Chavez St San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7497000 -122.4062000
Rossi Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 2 Willard North St San Francisco CA 94118 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7787000 -122.4575000
South Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 64 South Park Ave San Francisco CA 94102 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7816000 -122.3940000
South Sunset Playground Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 40th Ave & Vicente St San Francisco CA 94116 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7374000 -122.4985000
St. Mary’s Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Murray & Justin Dr San Francisco CA 94110 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7337000 -122.4206000

DISCLAIMER: Jumpers Allowed on Upper Level Picnic Area Only 

State Street Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 86 States St San Francisco CA 94114 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7638000 -122.4379000
Sue Bierman/Justin Herman Plaza Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Washington Street and Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94111 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7949000 -122.3948000
Sunnyside Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Teresita Ave & Melrose San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7337000 -122.4475000
Sunset Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm 2201 Lawton St San Francisco CA 94122 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7566000 -122.4868000
Upper Noe Recreation Center Picnic Area 6am to 10pm Day & Sanchez St San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7424000 -122.4278000
Victoria Manalo Draves Park Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Folsom & Sherman St San Francisco CA 94103 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7770000 -122.4060000
Visitacion Valley Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 50 Raymond Ave San Francisco CA 94134 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7123000 -122.4039000
Walter Haas Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Addison & Farnum San Francisco CA 94131 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7406000 -122.4344000
West Portal Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight Ulloa & Lenox St San Francisco CA 94127 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7416000 -122.4652000
West Sunset Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm 3223 Ortega St San Francisco CA 94116 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7490000 -122.4980000
Woh Hei Yuen Playground Picnic Area 5am to Midnight 922 Jackson St San Francisco CA 94133 Picnic Area Street - limited availability No 37.7958000 -122.4103000
Youngblood Coleman Playground Picnic Area 6am to 11pm 1398 Hudson St San Francisco CA 94124 Picnic Area Street - limited availability Yes 37.7388000 -122.3845000