Ninth Annual Outside Lands Music Festival Comes to Golden Gate Park

A Few Public Service Announcements, and a New Instagram Project

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is proud to work with Another Planet Entertainment and Superfly Presents, as well as the City of San Francisco, to bring world class music and recreation to the iconic Golden Gate Park. San Francisco’s largest park has a long history of hosting concerts and music festivals – everything from the Golden Gate Park Band to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Bill Graham’s Memorial Concert. Jefferson Airplane, George Harrison, Alice Cooper, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Michael Franti all have a history of playing in Golden Gate Park as well.

Be sure to follow @sfrecpark on Instagram as professional photographer Phil Halperin will be taking over the feed.

While we’re thrilled to provide a world-class music festival in a world-class space, we want to ensure that residents and park visitors have the proper information on any impacts the festival will have. We work with Outside Lands organizers and other City agencies to ensure that the impacts are minimal.

Community Hotline:
Again this year, Outside Lands will have a Community Hotline to respond to any issues that may affect you during the festival. The festival hotline will be available from 10:00am – 11:00PM on the festival days. The hotline number is (415) 965-8001

Parking and Alternative Means of Transportation:
To help alleviate vehicle congestion in your neighborhood, we are strongly encouraging patrons to take alternative means of transportation to the festival, including MUNI, private shuttles, biking or walking. Outside Lands will have 2 dedicated tow trucks and 1 Parking Control Officer on each side of the Park to quickly respond to any blocked driveways or any other parking issues related to the Festival. Rec & Park has printed signs alerting attendees to not block driveways, which may be obtained at the front desk of McLaren Lodge at 501 Stanyan St. If you need to have a vehicle towed please call the MTA directly at 415-553-1237 or 415-553-1200. Please read the Outside Lands website on both travel and safety.

Outside Lands continues to be an industry leader in diverting its waste. With over 300,000 lbs. of waste, they were able to divert nearly 270,000 lbs. from the landfill for an 88 percent waste diversion rate. Each year they work alongside Clean Vibes and San Francisco Environment to achieve the highest possible diversion rates. All of the cups, plates, bowls and utensils are 100 percent compostable and bio–degradable at Outside Lands. These efforts are put in place to ensure that the park is clean for residents and visitors after the festival weekend.

Park Access:
To ensure safety and security of both the public and working crews, park locations will close and reopen as follows:

Polo Field Complex: Monday 7/25 12:01am – Friday 8/12 11:59pm
Middle Drive Between MLK to Polo Field to Overlook: Monday 7/25 12:01am – Friday 8/12 11:59pm
Access to the Polo Field via Little Speedway Meadow Bike Path: Monday 7/25 12:01am – Friday 8/12 11:59pm
McLaren Path – Tuesday 7/26 12:01am – Wednesday 8/10 11:59pm
Hellman Hollow: Saturday 7/30 7pm – Wednesday 8/10 11:59pm
Lindley Meadow: Sunday 7/31 12:01am – Tuesday 8/9 11:59pm
Little Speedway Meadow: Sunday 7/31 12:01am – Thursday 8/11 11:59pm
Marx Meadow: Sunday 7/31 12:01am – Monday 8/8 11:59pm
Other Park Areas – Lloyd Lake, Metson Lake, Spreckels Lake and the Dog Run will be closed to vehicles August 5 – August 8. JFK Drive between Transverse Dr. and 36th Ave will be closed to non-ticket holder pedestrian traffic August 5 – 7.

Road Closures:
We would like to make you aware of the following road closures due to the event, so that you may plan accordingly. The following entrances will be closed to the public from Thursday, Aug 4thth at 8:00PM through Sunday, Aug 7th at 11:00pm:

• Transverse Dr at Crossover Dr
• JFK Dr at Transverse Dr
• 30th Ave at Fulton St
• 36th Ave at Fulton St
• 43rd Ave (Chain of Lakes) at Fulton St
• 47th Ave at Fulton St
• JFK Dr at the Great Highway

• Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Crossover Dr
• Middle Drive West between MLK Dr & Transverse Dr
• 25th Ave
• 41st Ave (Chain of Lakes) at Lincoln Ave
• Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Lincoln Ave (La Playa St)
• Sunset Blvd at Irving St

For the most up-to-date info on Outside Lands as it pertains to you, please go to:


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