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Portals of the Past

The Portals of the Past is an unusual little monument at Golden Gate Park. Standing on the shores of Lloyd Lake (just to the west of the DeYoung Museum), these columns actually … Continue reading

Shakespeare Garden

A Shakespeare garden is a themed garden that cultivates plants mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. In English-speaking countries, particularly the United States, these are often public gardens associated with parks, … Continue reading

Stow Lake

Golden Gate Park’s largest body of water, Stow Lake is a popular spot for strolling, picnicking, and pedaling around in boats, which can be rented at the boathouse. Created in 1893, the … Continue reading

Music Concourse

The Music Concourse, a landscaped basin between the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, is a vital civic and cultural space within Golden Gate Park, hosting free concerts on Sundays during the … Continue reading

Bison Paddock

Visitors to Golden Gate Park are often astounded to stumble upon a herd of American bison browsing in a meadow in the park’s western end, but these huge, shaggy Great Plains denizens … Continue reading

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Built to … Continue reading

Crocker Amazon Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Herz Playground Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

India Basin Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Julius Kahn Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Louis Sutter Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

McLaren Park Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

Silver Terrace Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

St Mary’s Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

States Street Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

West Sunset Basketball Courts

Recreation staff have been hanging nets from the very beginning of B-ball. Step up for a pickup game, a youth league, midnight basketball or anything in between at dozens of courts.

10th Ave & Fulton Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Balboa Park Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Gambier & Burrows Plaza

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Franklin Square Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Crocker Amazon Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Herz PG Childrens Play Areas

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

McLaren Park Childrens Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

India Basin Childrens Play Areas

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Herschell-Spillman Carousel

Three carousels have been housed in Golden Gate Park near the Koret Children’s Quarter since the playground opened. The current carousel was built in 1914 by the Herschell-Spillman Company and operated at … Continue reading

Julius Kahn Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Koret Playground & Carousel

Generations of San Franciscans (and young visitors from around the world!) have fond memories of the children’s playground and carousel in Golden Gate Park’s southeast corner. The playground, called the Sharon Quarters for Children … Continue reading

Lincoln Park Childrens Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Lincoln Ave Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Larsen Park Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Mansfield & Burrows Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Louis Sutter PG Childrens Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Portsmouth Square Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Peixotto Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Minnie & Lovie Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Silver Terrace Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Stern Grove Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

States Street Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

St Mary’s Square Childrens Play Areas

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

St Mary’s Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Upper Noe Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

West Sunset Children’s Play Area

Nothing compares to getting to play outside. Ask any kid. That’s why San Francisco has 135 newly-renovated, interactive, safely designed play areas for families. Stop by, get out and play!

Balboa Park West Restrooms

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Chain of Lakes Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Big Rec Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Balboa Park East Restrooms

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Arboretum South Restrooms

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Arboretum North Restrooms

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Hellman Hollow Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Chalet Soccer Fields Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Bandstand Public Restrooms

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Japanese Tea Garden Women’s Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Japanese Tea Garden Men’s Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Conservatory Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre Restroom

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Horseshoe Pits Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Mclaren Park Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Marina Green Restrooms West

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Marina Green Restrooms East

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lower Great Hwy Wawona Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lincoln Park Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Polo Field South Restrooms

The City’s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lower Great Hwy Taraval Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Lower Great Hwy Judah Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

St Mary’s Rec Center Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Sharon Meadow Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Rose Garden Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

St Mary’s Square Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Polo Field North Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Stow Lake Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Stern Grove Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

States Street Restrooms

The City?s hard-working custodial staff keeps Recreation and Park restrooms in great shape. You can rely on finding clean, well-marked facilities nearby to ensure that your visit is a comfortable one.

Stern Grove Horseshoe Pits

On Sloat Blvd. next to the tennis courts you will find a fantastic spot to spend a lazy afternoon with some friends getting fresh air and throwing horseshoes.

Rhoda Goldman Concert Meadow

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for … Continue reading

Stern Grove Croquet Lawns

The croquet lawns in Stern Grave at 19th Avenue and Wawona Street are home to the San Francisco Croquet Club. The club is organized to support the development and maintenance of public … Continue reading

GGP Petanque Courts

Petanque is a French game similar to lawn bowling or bocce ball. The courts have a small, active community, the SF Pentanque club.

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre

The 8 performance spaces in Recreation and Park facilities have provided some of the most inspiring artistic endeavors in the national and International arts scenes. They also provide a great outlet for … Continue reading

Crocker-Amazon Skatepark

So, you want to follow the nuge, get a good feeble, a nice ollie, an excellent lipside, maybe a tolerable down love and become known for your outstanding kick flip el toro? … Continue reading

Disc (Frisbee) Golf Course

San Francisco’s first disc golf course is located in Golden Gate Park in Northern California. A tightly wooded 18-hole course, this course is fun for beginners and a challenge for experts. The … Continue reading

GGP Archery Fields

One of the many unique features of the park, the Golden Gate Park Archery Field is located at 47th Avenue and Fulton Street. No reservations are required for this field. Hay bales … Continue reading

West Sunset Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Silver Terrace Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

St Mary’s Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Peixotto Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Mclaren Park Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Julius Kahn Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Louis Sutter Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Herz Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Crocker Amazon Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Balboa Park Tennis Courts

Our courts are absolutely gorgeous, and there are so many, you can play until you drop. Enjoy the views, a little bit of competition, and the support services close at hand.

Coit Tower

Skip the elevator line! Pre-purchase your time specific mural tour and/or elevator tickets now! Coit Tower, a slender white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill, has been an emblem … Continue reading

San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum grows and conserves plants from around the world — more than 8,000 varieties in 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces. Stroll through … Continue reading

Conservatory of Flowers

A Victorian confection of wood and glass, the Conservatory of Flowers, which opened in 1879, is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. It … Continue reading

de Young Museum

The de Young, San Francisco’s oldest museum, is housed in a strikingly modern copper-sheathed building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The building, which opened to the public in … Continue reading

California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences, home to an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, is a groundbreaking research and educational institution. Devoted to studying and sharing the diversity of life on the … Continue reading

Beach Chalet

This 1925 Spanish Revival-style building at the park’s western end, designed by renowned architect Willis Polk, originally housed a lounge and bathing facilities for Ocean Beach swimmers on the ground floor and … Continue reading

India Basin Shoreline Park

Just 150 years ago, San Francisco Bay was ringed by wetlands, valuable ecosystems that supported many plant and animal species. Over 90 percent of these wetlands have been lost to development, but … Continue reading

Crocker Amazon Community Garden

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range … Continue reading

McLaren Park Community Garden

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range … Continue reading

La Grande Community Garden

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range … Continue reading

Bernal Heights Community Garden

The Recreation and Park Department supports and manages a program of 35 (and growing!) community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Gardens range … Continue reading

Camp Mather

Choose your favorite summer recreation and you will find it at Camp Mather in the High Sierra. In a setting unparalleled in the West, your family can take advantage of the many … Continue reading

Dutch Windmill

On the far western edge of Golden Gate Park stand two wooden windmills that were built to pump groundwater for irrigating the park’s lawns and gardens, helping to transform the dunes that … Continue reading

Anglers Lodge

Tucked away in the park’s western end, just across from the Bison Paddock, are three serene pools and a rustic mountain-style lodge, home to the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. Generations … Continue reading

Randall Museum

The Randall Museum offers children and adults a place to explore, investigate and create from the natural world at a spectacular site overlooking San Francisco. The Randall features a live animal exhibit … Continue reading

Sharon Art Studio

Course Catalog for Summer 2014 The Sharon Art Stu­dio (SAS) is San Francisco’s largest pub­lic art cen­ter. Jointly oper­ated by the San Fran­cisco Recre­ation and Parks Depart­ment (SFRPD) and the Friends of … Continue reading

Model Yacht Clubhouse

From early March through late October, Spreckels Lake is the place to catch model yachts — both sail and power boats — in action. Home to the San Francisco Model Yacht Club, … Continue reading

Bowling Green Clubhouse

The San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club (SFLBC) is an organization committed to the health and well-being of it members, to the community, and to fostering and promoting the game of lawn bowls. … Continue reading

County Fair Building

With event space for 50 to 2,000, the County Fair Building is one of the most popular venues in the city for community events, meetings, weddings and other private parties. Featuring a … Continue reading

Helen Crocker Russel Hort Library

“The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, established in 1972, is northern California’s most comprehensive horticultural library. The library houses approximately 27,000 volumes and 350 plant and garden periodicals. The library collections … Continue reading

McLaren Lodge

Built in 1896, McLaren Lodge was the home of the park department’s first superintendent, John McLaren, until 1943. McLaren Lodge is currently both the headquarters for the Recreation and Park Department and … Continue reading

Pioneer Log Cabin

We want to help you to reserve the space that you need. We have upgraded our phone system to make that easier for you. Please call us at (415) 831-5500 so that … Continue reading

Mission Rec Center

Mission Recreation Center is the hub for recreational activities in the Mission. Mission Recreation Center offers a indoor gymnasium, which is used for basketball, volleyball, indoor-soccer and many more sports. We also … Continue reading

AIDS Memorial Grove

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS, and a dedicated space where people can gather to heal, hope, and remember. Its … Continue reading

Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is the oldest in the United States, created for the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition as part of the fair’s Japanese Village exhibit. The … Continue reading

GGP Horseshoe Pits

Hidden away in the secluded northeast section of Golden Gate Park, the horseshoe court dates back to the 1920s, with hand-hewed rock, a raised arena, and concrete relief sculptures added in a … Continue reading

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden

Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were … Continue reading

Fay Park Garden

Talk about your secret gardens. Fay Park, just a block from the bottom of Lombard Street, “the crookedest street in San Francisco,” is this quintessential park jewel, tucked away on the corner … Continue reading

Arizona Garden

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of … Continue reading

Camellia Garden

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of … Continue reading

Dahlia Garden

“Golden Gate Park never stops blooming, and its gardeners never stop working. The entire park is a garden created out of sand dunes by gardeners’ hands in the 1870s, and generations of … Continue reading

Fuchsia Dell

The Fuchsia Dell (or Garden) of Golden Gate Park was established in 1940 and is located east of the Conservatory of Flowers. It offers various walking paths and plantings that display a … Continue reading

GGP Bowling Greens

Golden Gate Park has three “flat-green bowls” perfect for a game. The bowling greens are also home to the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club and features a clubhouse and parking.

Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex

Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park (just minutes away from iconic Haight-Ashbury district and the Conservatory of Flowers), lies one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets: the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex. … Continue reading

Pine Lake Natural Areas

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 … Continue reading

India Basin Natural Areas

Just 150 years ago, San Francisco Bay was ringed by wetlands, valuable ecosystems that supported many plant and animal species. Over 90 percent of these wetlands have been lost to development, but … Continue reading

McLaren Park Natural Areas

McLaren Park, the second largest park in San Francisco, was named for John McLaren, the superintendent of Golden Gate Park from 1887 to 1943. It includes a natural area rich in native … Continue reading

Lake Merced Natural Areas

Lake Merced, a freshwater lake in the southwest corner of San Francisco, is a major water, recreational, and natural resource for the City and County of San Francisco and the surrounding area. … Continue reading

Oak Woodlands Natural Areas

While most of Golden Gate Park has been landscaped with lawns, flowerbeds and other ornamental features, a few remnants of San Francisco’s oak woodlands still exist in this world-renowned park. The northeast … Continue reading

Twin Peaks

At 922 feet in elevation, Twin Peaks is second only to Mt. Davidson in height, offers spectacular views of the Bay Area, and is a world-famous tourist attraction. Originally called “Los Pechos … Continue reading

Wawona Clubhouse

Park Services Hub for Landscape and Custodial Maintenance in the following Parks: Aptos, Brotherhood/Chester Mini Park, Brotherhood/Head Mini Park, Brooks Park, Grand View Park, Golden Gate Heights Park, Hawk Hill, Junipero Serra … Continue reading

Balboa Pool

Balboa Swimming Pool is one of eight public swimming pools in the city. Featuring dimensions of 100’ x 40’ and six lanes, Balboa Pool has long been one of the city’s most … Continue reading

Sava Pool

A neighborhood favorite, Sava Pool reopened in 2009 after a $17 million renovation. It features a 25-yard, eight-lane multi-purpose pool that accommodates recreation, lap and competitive swimming. The unique design of the … Continue reading

Coffman Pool

The 10,000-square-foot Coffman Pool, originally built in 1957, was refreshed in 2008, and is located on Visitacion Avenue and Hahn Streets within Herz Playground at the southeastern entrance of McLaren Park. A … Continue reading

Hamilton Pool

After a recent overhaul of the pool and adjacent recreation center, this stunning new swimming facility features a large, heated pool and not one, but two, indoor water slides, the only ones … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr Pool

Another hidden pool gem, MLK Pool features a 25-yard x 25-meter pool and a separate wading pool for tots. Aquatic programs include learn-to-swim programs, water aerobics, recreational swim and lap swim.

Bernal Heights Dog Play Area

Bernal Heights Park was once a quarry and is now a large natural area. Hawks can be seen swooping above the hilltop that looms over the mostly residential Bernal Heights neighborhood that … Continue reading

GGP Dog Play Area 1

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master … Continue reading

GGP Dog Play Area 2

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master … Continue reading

GGP Dog Play Area 3

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master … Continue reading

GGP Dog Training Area

Golden Gate Park, visited by 13 million people a year, is one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. Out of a windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master … Continue reading

Grandview Park

This aptly-named hilltop park in the Sunset District has stunning views stretching from downtown San Francisco and Golden Gate Park to Pt. Reyes and around to Lake Merced. The park features a … Continue reading

Bernal Heights Park

Bernal Hill provides visitors with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama and clear views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, San Bruno Mountain, and the hills of the East Bay. These … Continue reading

Balboa Natural Area

This park features excellent views of the Pacific Ocean and has an elevated boardwalk providing access to one of the few remaining foredunes in San Francisco. From this park you can connect … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park Golf Course

*Note: the initial Resident Golf Card login information provided by letter does not integrate with Golden Gate Park GC’s booking portal. To book a tee time, please register a new account, or … Continue reading

Gleneagles

Gleneagles Golf Course is a nine-hole facility located in McLaren Park in the southeastern part of San Francisco.  Designed by Jack Fleming in 1962, this full-length, par 36 course is 3,195 yards … Continue reading

TPC Harding Park

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the TPC Harding Park Golf Shop, and the golf shop staff can assign a new username and password.  Alternatively, … Continue reading

TPC Fleming

TPC Fleming is a nine-hole golf course located in the interior of TPC Harding Park.  Built in 1961, TPC Fleming is a par 30 executive course that measures 2,165 yards from the … Continue reading

Lincoln Park Golf Course

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the Lincoln Park Golf Shop at (415) 221-9911, and the golf shop staff can assign a new … Continue reading

Sharp Park Golf Course

Having trouble finding your Resident Golf Card online login information? If so, you may call the Sharp Park Golf Shop at (650) 359-3380 , and the golf shop staff can assign a new username and password. … Continue reading

Stern Grove Putting Green

Practice your putt for the PGA or an outing at one of the 6 courses the San Francisco Rec and Park maintains for its citizens.

Louis Sutter Playground

A favorite picnic spot, this recently improved playground is also the perfect place to watch ducks and birds on nearby McNab Lake. Choose from dozens of picnic areas, or rent the clubhouse … Continue reading

Lincoln Park

This 100-acre park in the city’s northwestern corner offers superb views of downtown, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands. Its main features are an 18-hole public golf course and the … Continue reading

Lake Merced Park

Lake Merced, a large freshwater lake in San Francisco’s southwestern corner, is the heart of a 614-acre park that is popular with boaters, hikers, bicyclists, and birdwatchers. A 4.5-mile paved trail circles … Continue reading

Julius Kahn Playground

A 2003 renovation transformed a heavily used playground into a state-of-the-art, Parisian-style play area. The new Julius Kahn design was developed with the feel and aesthetics of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. … Continue reading

John McLaren Park

Discover San Francisco’s second-largest park. In addition to playgrounds, picnic areas and game courts, you’ll find the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a golf course, McNab Lake and the newly renovated Coffman Pool. Explore … Continue reading

Herz Playground

This spacious park in Visitacion Valley offers activities for all ages. Join a class or program at the community clubhouse. Find swimming lessons, Tiny Tots and Open Swim hours at the renovated … Continue reading

Golden Gate Park

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 … Continue reading

Franklin Square

Bring the whole family to explore this newly renovated play space. The lighted, artificial turf soccer field is the pride of the neighborhood, and the bright, modern playground will entertain kids of … Continue reading

Crocker Amazon Playground

Game on! Newly renovated Crocker Amazon is much more than a playground, it’s a sports complex. Five full-size, lighted soccer fields are now available for year-round play, along with baseball and softball … Continue reading

Corona Heights Park

This park has some of the best views in San Francisco, but don’t overlook the wonderful wildflower display that carpets the grasslands each spring. Among the flowers you may see here are … Continue reading

Balboa Park

Home to Boxer Stadium, four busy ball fields and an indoor pool, Balboa is a well-known athletic park. But wait-now there’s more: check out the bright new playground, with colorful modern structures … Continue reading

SF Marina Small Craft Harbor

Welcome to San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor website. San Francisco Marina, as it is also known, is a destination sought by thousands of boaters from all over the world. The oldest recreational … Continue reading

West Sunset Playground

Find sports and games for the whole family at this spacious athletic complex. Choose from baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, rugby, women’s field hockey, ultimate Frisbee, flag football and Irish hurdling-just to … Continue reading

Union Square

Claim a seat in the center of San Francisco’s premier shopping district and take in the scene. The Square’s sleek new design suits its cosmopolitan setting, and features a large performance stage, … Continue reading

States Street Playground

Bring a picnic, a tennis racket or four-legged friend and enjoy the views from this tranquil hilltop refuge. Join a pickup game on the basketball court, or toss a Frisbee on the … Continue reading

St. Mary’s Rec Center

St. Mary’s Recreation Center is a large, full-service recreation center with programs for tots, youth, adults and seniors. St. Mary’s includes a gymnasium, community rooms, sports courts, athletic fields, and the city’s … Continue reading

Silver Terrace Playground

Dribble, serve and score at this spacious sports park in Bayview. Local athletes and fans flock to the lighted artificial turf field, basketball courts, tennis court and ball diamonds. There’s also a … Continue reading

Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove

Experience world-class symphony, opera, dance, world music and more in an unparalleled outdoor setting. The newly renovated concert meadow is best known as the home of the Stern Grove Festival, a beloved … Continue reading

Sharp Park

Sharp Park is in Pacifica but is managed by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. The park’s natural area encompasses diverse habitats, including coastal wetlands, coastal scrub, forest, and grasslands. It … Continue reading

San Francisco Zoo

Special Notice: The Zoo’s free admission day for this month has been changed to April 17, 2013. Visit northern California’s oldest and largest zoological park, situated on the Pacific Ocean along the … Continue reading

Richmond Rec Center

Parents love the summer day camp, afterschool and Tiny Tots programs at this dynamic neighborhood Rec Center. Popular ping-pong tables and special community events are two more reasons to visit the only … Continue reading

Portsmouth Square

Nicknamed the ‘Heart of Chinatown,’ this historic one-block park is a favorite outdoor gathering spot in one of the City’s most densely populated neighborhoods. The park hosts activities for all ages, from … Continue reading

Pine Lake Park

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 … Continue reading

Peixotto Playground

Tucked into the north hillside of Corona Heights, Peixotto Playground offers a play area and tennis courts to its visitors. Peixotto Playground is located at 15th and Roosevelt streets, near the Randall … Continue reading

Palace of Fine Arts

Don’t forget your camera-the iconic Palace of Fine Arts is one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions. It’s also a popular wedding location … Continue reading

St. Mary’s Square

Escape from the office and enjoy lunch al fresco at this Nob Hill refuge, near St Mary’s church. The small play structure and swings will entertain kids.