Considering San Francisco’s recent mandate regarding COVID-19 restrictions, the City and County of San Francisco are currently under a regional stay at home order. The good news is parks and open spaces are deemed essential to the public and are still open for use. Unfortunately, you must wait a little while longer to visit your favorite attractions and enjoy Golden Gate Park events until it is safe enough.

Below are the latest closures and things to do at Golden Gate Park during this mandate:

Golden Gate Park COVID-19 Closures

The following Golden Gate Park attractions have been closed to the public since November 29 and will reopen following updated San Francisco City and County mandates (TBA):

  • San Francisco Academy of Sciences
  • de Young Museum
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • SkyStar Observation Wheel

What’s Open in Golden Gate Park?

Most Bay Area Gardens are still open to the public, including the following Golden Gate Park gardens:

San Francisco Botanical Garden: You may visit the Garden seven days a week, but onsite programs, workshops, and special events are on hold until further notice.

Japanese Tea Garden: You can visit the Tea Garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Garden has implemented one-way pathways and other social distancing/safety measures to avoid congestion and protect guests.

Golden Gate Park Events – December 2020

Entwined – Peacock Meadow – December 10 thru February 28

There’s a new outdoor public art installation at Golden Gate Park that encourages locals to safely enjoy the park’s open spaces and provides families with an entertaining way to spend time together. Entwined is a first-of-its-kind art installation that features flickering lights and a mesmerizing show of LED-lit tree structures and bushes.

Entwined spreads out over an acre of open space in the park, and the show culminates in a brilliant display of nature, from illuminating thunderstorms to pond ripples.

Visitors can only view the installation with members of their household. Every guest must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing (there will be ambassadors after sundown to make sure everyone adheres to the rules!). If Entwined goes dark for a moment, it is a sign that the area has become overcrowded. You do not have to worry about buying tickets or making a reservation—so far, this attraction is free. The lights turn off at 9:45 p.m.

Koi Fitness Workouts – GGP Bandshell & GGP Carousel

Koi Fitness is hosting live, in-person classes at Golden Gate Park, where you can work up a sweat and stay healthy this winter. Weekday morning classes are held Monday through Thursday. For the exact schedule, times and prices, click here.

Good news, first-time clients are treated to a free class!

Body Chemistry Workouts – Little Rec Field

Enjoy a Saturday morning workout with Body Chemistry, which offers 50-minute outdoor Pilates classes for $23/class. To book your space, click here.

Note: Little Rec Field is at 541-561 Kezar Drive.