GGP - Old Speedway Meadow Picnic Area

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Park Picnic Area Information

Tall trees border this beautiful grassy glen on the western edge of the park. Bring your blankets and your BBQs and stake out a great gathering in this lovely spot!


371 Chain of Lakes Drive E
San Francisco, CA 94122

Old Speedway Meadow stretches back from the parking lot along the east side of 41st Avenue/Chain of Lakes Boulevard, between MLK and JFK Drives. There is no sign marking Old Speedway Meadow, but the parking lot is visible from the street.

Picnic & Party Features

  • Bring your own blanket or chairs - No picnic tables or BBQ grills are provided at Old Speedway Meadow, but you are welcome to bring your own grill.
  • There are no restrooms on-site or near Old Speedway Meadow.
  • Cheers! Beer and wine are welcome at Marx Meadow, but kegs and liquor aren’t. Remember: carrying open alcoholic beverages outside the picnic area is never permitted.
  • Jump! Inflatable play structures are welcome (additional permit required). No electricity is provided.
  • Old Speedway Meadow has a large, flat grassy area, so spread out and play some games! There is space for lawn games, volleyball, or a small kickball game.
  • Food-Trucks require an extra permit. 

Reservable Picnic Areas

No tables available; grass areas only reservable from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Street - limited availability

Additional Park Picnic Area Information

  • Alcohol: Yes; Beer and Wine Only; No Glass/No Liquor
  • BBQ Allowed: Not Provided - Bring Your Own Gas Grill
  • Jumpers Allowed: Yes - Additional Permit Required 
  • Restrooms: No


View the Picnic Area Map page to see a map of the area.

Reservation Fees & Details

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