Accessibility Questions

Golden Gate Park Access

We have been working hard to update physical and programmatic access to Golden Gate Park, and share useful information about how to get to destinations in the park.  Please see the links below for information on the free Golden Gate Park shuttle, driving, parking, and accessing the park using car share, taxis, and paratransit.

Getting to Golden Gate Park

Getting to the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park

Recreation and Parks access

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) welcomes people of all abilities to enjoy our parks and facilities, and to participate in programs, classes and special events we offer. Most of our buildings are physically accessible to people with disabilities, and to learn more, please see the “Facility Accessibility” section below. Similarly, most of our classes and programs are offered at accessible locations and all locations can provide auxiliary aids and services such as ASL or alternative formats. To ask for auxiliary aids and services, please see the “Programmatic Access” section below.

We recently completed a survey of our most accessible Children’s Play Areas (CPAs), including detailed photos of important accessibility features and equipment, to help the public locate these CPAs.  Follow this link to go to a list of Recreation and Park's most accessible CPAs.

Signing up for classes and programs can be done in person at a registration site or online by going to or registration site at this link, or over the phone at 415-831-6800. If you have questions about Therapeutic Recreation or Inclusion Services, please call our Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services Division, at 415-206-1546 or email us at and we will assist you. Phone registration for people with disabilities opens at the same time as on-line and walk-in registration. In addition to independent access to our programs and facilities, we also offer several Therapeutic Recreation activities through our Therapeutic Recreation program. For more information on this, please see the “Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion” section below.

  1. Facility Accessibility
  2. Programmatic Access
  3. Therapeutic Rec & Inclusion
  4. SFGOV Accessibility

Most of our facilities are accessible to people in wheelchairs and other mobility impairments. Accessible facilities are designated with the ISA Symbol ♿ throughout the website.  If you are interested in taking a class that is offered at a facility that is not accessible, please contact our Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services Division, below. We will help you find the same class at the closest accessible facility.

While almost all our Children’s Play Areas (CPAs) include some accessible features, our most accessible CPAs include most or all of the following features: nearby accessible parking (onsite or street), accessible paths of travel, accessible restrooms, accessible play surfaces, adaptive swings, play structures with ramps and/or transfer tiers, sensory play equipment, accessible water fountains, and accessible picnic tables on accessible surfaces. 

List of our most accessible Children's Play Areas (CPAs)

When buildings are labeled "accessible," that means there is a wheelchair access route to the building entry, the restrooms and service areas. The restrooms and service areas are also usable by people who use wheelchairs. Please note: several recreation centers and club houses are closed for ADA renovations or replacement.

Each of the Recreation and Parks Department’s pools have a swimming pool chair lift. We are currently re-evaluating our accessible policies and programs at the pools. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our ADA Program Coordinator.

SF Recreation and Parks has two Paragolfer stand-up golf chairs, housed at the Harding Park and Fleming courses. Requests to use the Paragolfers can be made by contacting the course. Harding Park and Fleming Golf Courses – 18-hole and 9-hole, respectively - offer a complete range of golfing experiences and are fully accessible. Lincoln Park and Sharp Park are both 18-hole courses and Golden Gate Park and Gleneagles are both 9-hole courses. These four properties offer limited accessibility. For more information, please contact us at or 415-831-6834.

When an outdoor area or park is labeled "accessible," that means there is an entry that has a wheelchair access route to the outdoor area or Park and there is at least one accessible recreational opportunity at the site. At most sites, there are multiple numbers and types of recreational opportunities. Because of the terrain, age, and natural features of most of the outdoor areas in San Francisco, there will be sites labeled "accessible" in which some areas of the site are not usable by wheelchair users. Some of these outdoor areas and parks have portions closed for renovations.

Golden Gate Park Parking Map- East End

Getting to the Music Concourse

Golden Gate Park Accessibility Commitments

For questions about how to get to and around Golden Gate Park, please contact or Lucas Tobin, (415) 831-6834,

For questions or concerns about the physical accessibility of our facilities or capital renovations, please contact Alexis Ward, (628) 652-6641