Thanks to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, it will be much easier to pay a visit to Golden Gate Park this spring without worrying about transportation or where to park. The public will now be able to take advantage of free shuttle rides on weekends and holidays for park trips. Park officials hope this move will encourage people to embrace public transit throughout the city. With fewer people driving their cars this spring to the park, the city can look forward to positive effects such as less traffic and decreased environmental pollution.

The shuttle will be free to all residents and visitors – offering stops to many of your favorite Golden Gate Park attractions, including the Conservatory of Flowers, de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, McLaren Lodge, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Koret Children’s Quarter Playground, and Stow Lake. The shuttle will also take you to the bison paddock, the paths to Ocean Beach, and to the two infamous windmills at the park.

To enjoy a ride on the free shuttle, hop on between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. every 15 to 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on city holidays.