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Posted on: August 17, 2022

New Traffic Patterns for Middle and MLK Drives in Golden Gate Park


October 6 Update for Middle Drive 

We're further improving road safety in Golden Gate Park! Starting on Thursday, October 6, crews will be out installing a separated lane to protect people traveling by bike and foot along Middle Drive whi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Be Kind, Say Hello, Ride Slow on the JFK Promenade

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Rec and Park and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have launched a courtesy campaign along the highly popular car-free JFK promenade route in Golden Gate Park. Read more about this campaign here.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Holiday Tree Lighting Kicks Off Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – With the help of youth from the City’s Peace Parks program, Mayor London Breed tonight led the countdown to lighting of the iconic Monterey cypress tree in Golden Gate Park’s east end—a San Franc...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Where to Play Pickleball in the City


The Recreation and Park Department has worked to accommodate the growing interest in pickleball in San Francisco by significantly increasing the locations available to play pickleball.

Outdoor Courts with Pickleball Lines

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Golden Gate Bandshell Welcomes Back Live Performances

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Live music has returned to the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with a series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, San Francisco Parks Alliance and the ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

City Launches Next Phase to Determine Post-Pandemic Future of JFK Drive

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Contact: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency:

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–An extensive public outreach process launched today...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

John Shelley Drive Partial Reopening

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John Shelley Drive west loop, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since April 2020 as part of the City’s emergency ordinance to provide socially distant recreation, will partially reopen beginning Saturday, Sept. 4. This will allow vehicl...

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