Getting to 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.
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.
Shuttle service during the COVID-19-related JFK Drive Road Closure
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, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shuttle will run from McLaren Lodge to JFK Drive and Transverse.
Shuttle stops include:
- McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street)
- JFK Drive & Bowling Green Drive
- Conservatory of Flowers (JFK and Conservatory Drive West)
- de Young Museum (Music Concourse loop)
- California Academy of Sciences (Music Concourse loop)
- Rose Garden (JFK Drive near Park Presidio)
- Stow Lake (JFK Drive and Stow Lake Drive)
- JFK and Transverse Drive
Accessible parking is available at the following locations:
- McLaren Lodge
- Music Concourse (behind Bandshell)
- MLK Drive & Music Concourse
- JFK/Transverse Drive
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.
Limited parking is also available along roadways throughout the park.