Golden Gate Park

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We’re proud to welcome more than 13 million visitors each year to Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures. From a vast, windswept expanse of sand dunes, park engineer William Hammond Hall and master gardener John McLaren carved out an oasis–a verdant, horticulturally diverse, and picturesque public space where city dwellers can relax and reconnect with the natural world. The rest, as they say, is history.

Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover gardens, playgrounds, lakes, picnic groves, trails, and monuments, plus an array of cultural venues, events, and activities. To help you plan your visit, we’ve highlighted just a few of the park’s special features and activities below. For more information, stop by McLaren Lodge to pick up a map, get involved, and find out what’s happening in San Francisco’s backyard. For information about reserving facilities for picnicsathletic eventsweddings, and special events, please contact our Permits & Reservations Division at (415) 831-5500.

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Fleet Week in our Parks!

Fleet Week officially begins on Tuesday, October 2 and runs until Monday, October 8. There will be events throughout the city that honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel, including in … Continue reading

Community Garden Workshops this Fall

Get your garden ready and join us for FREE community garden workshops this fall, including our next Garden Resource Day on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden! For additional Community Garden events this fall, click here: Garden Events For Fall  To RSVP … Continue reading

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Events

White Crown Sparrow Habitat Restoration at the Bison Paddock

Dec 15, 2018
GGP Bison Paddock

Volunteer with the Audubon Society at the Bison Paddock of Golden Gate Park and help to restore the habitat of the endangered white crown sparrow.  Lend a hand with weeding and tending … Continue reading

National AIDS Memorial Grove On-going Volunteer Project

Dec 15, 2018
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In 1988 a group of San Franciscans began the task of creating a space for those devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Volunteers worked in the grove to create the remarkable meditative space … Continue reading

UCSF Miracle Mile

Dec 16, 2018
Miracle Mile

UCSF Diabetes Center presents fifth annual Miracle Mile/5K Holiday Classic Race. Runners of all ages and skills are encouraged to celebrate the holidays together in Golden Gate Park.

Golden Gate Park Nursery Volunteer Project

Dec 16, 2018
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Join the Friends of the Golden Gate Park Nursery at this monthly volunteer workparty from 9 am- 12 noon.  Learn new gardening skills at this unique horticultural resource center that supplies plant … Continue reading

North Lake Volunteer Workparty

Dec 22, 2018
GGP North Lake

Join the members of the Audubon Society and the SFRPD gardeners in a recurring volunteer workparty at North Lake in Golden Gate Park that focuses on habitat restoration.  Lend a hand with weeding … Continue reading

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