June 2020 Covid-19 Updates for Golden Gate Park

The following activities and facilities have reopened:

  • The San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • All Dog Parks
  • Parking Lots
  • Golf Course
  • Summer Camps
  • Tennis Courts

To make an online reservation to play tennis at Golden Gate Park and review the current rules of the courts (such as participating in doubles tennis only amongst members of the same household, and playing with balls that have clear and unique markings), click here.

Still closed until further notice:

  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Conservatory of Flowers
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • Playgrounds
  • Adult fitness areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Basketball/pickleball courts

Practice Social Distancing and Wear Face Coverings

Visitors to the park are required to wear face coverings any time they get within 30 feet of anyone not living in their household. This rule applies to hikers, runners, and bikers.

Adhere to social distancing guidelines of staying six feet apart.

Visit the New Welcome Center

A new pop-up welcome center is now open.

Located right across from the Conservatory of Flowers, this center is part of Golden Gate Park’s 150th birthday celebration. It’s a one-stop shop for visitor information and gift shopping—it’s here that you’ll find park-branded T-shirts, mugs, zip-up hoodies, stuffed animals, artworks, and many other items featuring the “GGP 150” logo.

The welcome center has plans to offer guided tours and other activities in the coming months.

Golden Gate Park Events for April & May 2020: COVID-19 Updates

While you’ve come to expect a fantastic lineup of monthly events at Golden Gate Park, April and May 2020 is undoubtedly a rare exception due to COVID-19, the coronavirus.

Public access to park attractions, like the San Francisco Botanical Garden and California Academy of Sciences, is suspended. Events, such as Golden Gate Park’s 150th-anniversary celebration, are canceled or will be rescheduled.

To keep track of Golden Gate Park closures, event cancellations, and re-opening dates, see below:

Event Cancellations

The following Golden Gate Park events are canceled or postponed:

  • Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary Celebration (April 4) – postponed date TBD
  • 420 in the Park (April 20) – canceled
  • Dutch “King’s Day” Windmill Celebration (April 25) – canceled
  • Bouquets to Art 2020 at de Young Museum (June 2-7) – canceled

The following Golden Gate Park events are suspended until further notice:

  • All group gatherings, including recreation programs and sports
  • All community meetings and volunteer events
  • All activities involving indoor permits and athletic field permits

Public Access Closures

The following Golden Gate Park areas are closed to the public until further notice:

  • Sports Courts, including Basketball, Tennis, Disc Golf, and Pickleball Courts: Closed 4/1
  • Picnic Areas, including Barbecue Areas: Closed 4/1
  • Enclosed Dog Parks: Closed 4/1
  • Golden Gate Park Archery Range: Closed 4/1
  • Ocean Beach Public Access Point: Closed 3/27
  • Beach and Park Chalet Public Access Point: Closed 3/27 (Beach and Park Chalet restaurants are also temporarily closed)
  • de Young Museum: Closed 3/14 until June 30
  • California Academy of Sciences: Closed 3/12
  • Sharon Art Studio: Closed 03/2020
  • All Playgrounds: Closed 03/2020
  • All Golden Gate Park Ornamental Gardens, including the SF Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Japanese Tea Garden: Closed 03/2020
  • Golden Gate Park Carousel: Closed 03/2020
  • Clubs & Club Sports (Model Yacht Club, Angler’s Lodge, Lawn Bowling Club): Closed 03/2020
  • Public Rentals (including Segway Rentals, Bike Rentals, and Stow Lake Boat Rentals): Closed 03/2020

Can I Visit Golden Gate Park During San Francisco’s COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order?

Yes, although all Golden Gate Park attractions are closed while San Francisco’s shelter-in-place public health order is in effect, the following areas are still open (but with a few precautions):

  • Trails and open spaces remain open.
  • Athletic fields are currently open.

Whether you visit Big Rec or hike the Phil Arnold Trail, you must practice social distancing.

During your visit to the park, you are required to follow these health and safety guidelines:

  • Exercise alone, not in groups (residents of the same household are allowed).
  • Do not use shared equipment with anyone outside of your residence—like Frisbees, basketballs, soccer balls, etc.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from other park visitors.

Stay Informed