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 $11,863 $5,931
GGP Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow) $21,353 $10,677
GGP Marx Meadow (2 hr limit on amplified sound) $2,966 $1,483
GGP Sharon Meadow $14,236 $7,118
GGP Polo Field $59,315 $29,657
GGP Bandshell Area $2,966 $1,483
GGP Music Concourse $12,642 $6,321
Civic Center Plaza $29,657 $14,429
Civic Center DG Center Area Only $14,222 $7,112
Japantown Peace Plaza $1,528 $769
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater $3,796 $1,898
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Special Rate Rate for Community Events Only*** $795
Justin Herman Plaza $8,304 $4,152
Justin Herman – Don Chee Hardscape $3,687 $1,844
Lake Merced Parking Lot $1,264 $631
Marina Green Big (Scott Street) $8,897 $4,449
Marina Green Little (Yacht Rd) $949 $475**
Mission Dolores Park $14,236 $7,118
Precita Park $5,931 $2,996
Portsmouth Square $593 $297**
Potrero Del Sol (stage) $1,738 $869
Potrero Del Sol (skate park) $2,318 $1,159
Potrero Del Sol (entire park) $12,115 $6,058
UN Plaza $1,896 $948
Union Square $8,897 $4,449
Washington Square $3,796 $1,898
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 $633
***Community focused, no financial benefits to organizers

Amplified Sound Fees and Procedures

The minimum venue fee for any event involving amplified sound is $633

Amplified sound fee is $74 for non profit and $539 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 – $201; Weekends $267