Getting to Golden Gate Park
We’re proud to welcome an estimated 24 million visitors each year to Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. From a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an oasis–a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. The rest, as they say, is history.
Golden Gate Park is a 1,017-acre, three-mile-long urban park that stretches from the famed Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to Ocean Beach to the west. The park is also bordered by the Cole Valley, North of the Panhandle, Richmond and Sunset neighborhoods.
Golden Gate Park Visitors Map Download a copy of our visitors map (PDF), detailing all of the features and attractions found in the park.
Golden Gate Park Slow Streets During the City's COVID-19 response, and in an effort to create safer spaces for everyone to enjoy our parks, we're providing a virtually car-free route from one end of the park to the other. Find out more
Getting to the Music Concourse Learn how to get to the new SkyStar Observation Wheel, as well as the De Young Museum, Cal Academy, and more by visiting the Getting to the Music Concourse page.
Visit our Accessibility Questions page for more information on accessibility resources in our parks, including Golden Gate Park.
The is an 800-space underground parking lot that gives visitors direct access to the Music Concourse, the and museums, , and nearby and . Access to the north entrance of the Music Concourse Garage is from Fulton St. at 10th Avenue. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Drive and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park. The Music Concourse Garage is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. year-round, and parking in the garage is encouraged.
Parking is also available along roadways throughout the park. There are currently about 4,700 parking spaces available in the park.
Streets Open to Cars:
Parking in Golden Gate Park:
Accessible Parking Map:
In support of our citywide Climate Action Plan, we encourage visitors to use public transportation to access the park. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency serves Golden Gate Park via these lines below. Utilize SFMTA's Trip Planner as well to help get you to the park!
During the current closure of JFK Drive, from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive, the free Golden Gate Park shuttle will operate Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The shuttle will run along JFK Drive from McLaren Lodge to and Transverse Drive and through the Music Concourse. The GGP shuttle will run approximately every 15-20 minutes, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through February 2022. People with disabilities who drive to the park can catch the shuttle by parking at disabled parking spaces at McLaren Lodge, on JFK Drive at Transverse, as well as the Music Concourse Garage.
Shuttle stops include:
- McLaren Lodge (Stanyan & JFK Drive, 501 Stanyan Street)
- Dahlia Dell/Tennis Center (Nancy Pelosi Drive & JFK Drive)
- Conservatory of Flowers (Conservatory Drive West & JFK Drive)
- de Young Museum/Japanese Tea Garden/SF Botanical Gardens (Music Concourse loop)
- California Academy of Sciences/Skystar Observation Wheel (Music Concourse loop)
- Rose Garden (JFK Drive near Park Presidio)
- Stow Lake (Stow Lake Drive & JFK Drive)
- JFK and Transverse Drive
Accessible parking is available at the following locations:
- McLaren Lodge
- Music Concourse (behind Bandshell)
- Music Concourse Garage (with access at Fulton & 10th Ave, and MLK Drive & Music Concourse Dr)
- MLK Drive & Music Concourse
- JFK/Transverse Drive
For more information and resources, visit our Accessibility Questions page.