Special Event Fees

The following is a summary of the typical basic fees for special events. Please complete a Special Event Application and we will assist you in determining total fees.

Venue Fees

GGP Lindley Meadow $11,545 $5,773
GGP Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow) $20,782 $10,391
GGP Marx Meadow (2 hr limit on amplified sound) $2,886 $1,443
GGP Sharon Meadow $13,855 $6,927
GGP Polo Field $57,727 $28,864
GGP Bandshell Area $2,886 $1,443
GGP Music Concourse $12,312 $6,156
Civic Center Plaza $28,864 $14,432
Civic Center DG Center Area Only $13,851 $6,926
Japantown Peace Plaza $1,488 $749
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater $3,695 $1,847
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Special Rate Rate for Community Events Only*** $795
Justin Herman Plaza $8,082 $4,041
Justin Herman – Don Chee Hardscape $3,591 $1,796
Lake Merced Parking Lot $1,231 $616
Marina Green Big (Scott Street) $8,659 $4,330
Marina Green Little (Yacht Rd) $924 $462**
Mission Dolores Park $13,855 $6,927
Precita Park $5,773 $2,886
Portsmouth Square $577 $289**
Potrero Del Sol (stage) $1,693 $846
Potrero Del Sol (skate park) $2,257 $1,129
Potrero Del Sol (entire park) $11,799 $5,900
UN Plaza $1,847 $923
Union Square $8,659 $4,330
Washington Square $3,695 $1,847
Other Sites $1.22/person times venue capacity

* To be eligible for nonprofit fee, entity sponsoring and running event must be a not for profit.
** Minimum fee for event involving amplified sound is $616
***Community focused, no financial benefits to organizers

Amplified Sound Fees and Procedures

The minimum venue fee for any event involving amplified sound is $616

Amplified sound fee is $72 for non profit and $525 for commercial event

Amplified sound may also include costs of Park Patrol to monitor sound level depending on venue

Special additional application required:
Amplified Sound Application

Other Fees

Impact Fees

  • Race Fees in Park: $1.22 per runner
  • Walk Fees in Park: $.61 per walker
  • Ground Regeneration Fees: Depends on location and number of participant

Events Requiring Road Closures in Park

  • $1.22 per participant plus cost of Park Patrol to assist with road closure
  • Requires outreach to neighbors and coordination with MUNI, SFPD and DPT also required

Concession Fees

  • 5% of any concession sales

Staff Reimbursement – This can include a variety of different staff:

  • Park Patrol to monitor event activities
  • Gardener Supervisors to review set up of site, to inspect site after the event and to make any necessary repairs
  • Custodial to provide additional janitorial service during the event and for post event clean up.

Gated Event: 25% of ticket sales

Amateur Events: Weekdays – $195; Weekends $260