Portsmouth Square

Portsmouth Square is a centrally located park within Chinatown, and has earned the nickname “Heart of Chinatown.” The park is home to many historical markers and statues, and holds its place within California history. It is the location of the first raising of the American flag within San Francisco in 1846, and here in 1848, the discovery of gold was first announced. Today, Portsmouth Square is a meeting place for locals who need fresh air and sunshine, and also offers a view of the local culture. Additionally, this park contains two playgrounds and a four-level underground parking garage, located beneath the square to accommodate local and tourist parking for the heavily congested area.


The following fees apply to daily rates for commercial or non-profit 501(c)3 entities. This does not include additional fees that may be required for your event, such as amplified sound, application fee, staffing, or permits required from other agencies.

Area Commercial Fees Non-Profit Fees
Portsmouth Square $635 $317


Amplified Sound-Weekdays: 12PM-6PM; Four (4) consecutive hours maximum
Amplified Sound-Weekends: Sundays after 1PM only
Capacity: 500
Acreage: 1.32
Power: Not Available
Restrooms: Available
Parking: Underground Parking Structure
Location: Clay St & Kearny St, SF 94108
Latitude: 37.7948
Longitude: -122.4054

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