SAN FRANCISCO, CA–Conservatory Drive West, which runs behind the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, will partially re-open Friday, Oct. 1 to provide closer access for delivery vehicles, drop-offs and drivers, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced today.
Conservatory Drive West, along with several other roads leading to John F. Kennedy Drive, closed to vehicles in April 2020 to support the emergency ordinance to provide socially distant recreation on JFK. Over the past four weeks, crews installed a new gate and other safety barriers on Conservatory Drive West, allowing for continued car-free JFK while accommodating the needs of visitors and delivery drivers who need closer access. The project also added up to 15 public parking spaces close to the Conservatory of Flowers.
Car-free JFK is unaffected by these access improvements. Conservatory Drive West is not a through street, and the newly installed gate ensures cars cannot accidentally turn onto JFK.
The addition of the parking spaces is part of an effort by the Rec and Park and SFMTA to provide equitable access to Golden Gate Park to all users while enhancing traffic safety and the park experience. To explore and weigh in on proposed changes to improving the park experience for all, click here or here.