Getting to Golden Gate Park

Aerial view of Golden Gate Park

We’re proud to welcome an estimated 25 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.

  1. Free Golden Gate Park Shuttle
  2. Public Transportation
  3. Parking

As part of a citywide effort to promote public transportation to destinations and attractions, the Golden Gate Park shuttle service is provided free to park visitors. The shuttle operates from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.

Shuttle stops include all major Golden Gate Park destinations, including McLaren Lodge, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Koret Children’s Playground, Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Rose Garden, Stow Lake, Marx Meadow, Spreckels Lake, Bison Paddock, Dutch Windmill, Murphy Windmill.

Please refer to the map for shuttle route and stops.

Golden Gate Park Shuttle Map