Promenade Play Days

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Promenade Play Days is a series of free installations and events appearing on the JFK Promenade in Golden Gate Park over the next several months, and is part of a larger effort by Rec and Park and SFMTA to ensure safe, equitable access to Golden Gate Park. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors in April voted to keep a portion of the park’s main drag, John. F. Kennedy Drive, as a car-free promenade. Please note, a modified shuttle route will be in effect beginning October 3, 2022 to accommodate improvement work on the Promenade.

San Francisco arts nonprofit Illuminate will create a “Golden Mile” along the Promenade, filling the collective space with art and performance

paint brushPaint the Promenade by Paint the Void
Local artists will create a diverse array of street murals along the JFK route

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Iconic Doggie Diner heads will be installed along JFK Drive between Conservatory Drive West and 6th Avenue

pianoPublic Pianos
Inspired by the SF Botanical Gardens' Flower Piano, these public pianos, located on JFK at Conservatory Drive West, and JFK between Stow Lake Drive and East 14th Avenue, will be there for everyone to play

buskerLive Music Performances
A regular schedule of free, live music performances at two locations, JFK and Nancy Pelosi Drive, and 14th Avenue Playground, along with open mic opportunities for buskers

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Chairs for socializing and relaxing


Fun, Food and Fright
Additional activations and events along the Promenade

entranceEnhanced Promenade Entrances
Rec and Park will enhance entrances to the Promenade (JFK at Kezar Drive and JFK at 8th Avenue) by installing vibrant colors on the pavement and adding tables, chairs and trees

skateboardClimbing Wall, Skating and Games
Rec and Park's mobile rec program will offer a climbing wall and skating elements, and visitors can also enjoy games like ping pong and cornhole

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The San Francisco Public Library's Bookmobile will bring diverse library materials and fun and engaging programs to the Promenade

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Rec and Park is working with local food trucks to expand current offerings along the Promenade and is also exploring the possibility of a small beer and wine garden

halloweenHalloween Haunt on JFK
A free Halloween event on October 28 where visitors of all ages can enjoy decorations and attractions along the Promenade

This page will be updated often to reflect the growing list of activities along the Promenade this fall. 

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