Hellman Hollow West (formally known as Speedway West) is different from the other Speedway picnic sites in Golden Gate Park because there are no available tables or BBQ grills to reserve. Yet in still, the meadow provides the ideal setting for a romantic picnic lunch, as well as an ample amount of space for the kids to frolic.
Things to Do
Besides enjoying a nice lunch or brunch outdoors, you can bring a book and blanket along for a relaxing time alone. Hellman Hollow West also offers a spacious grassy landscape with plenty of room to spread out and play a variety of games, including volleyball, soccer, and kickball.
Restrooms for Speedway West can be found onsite, and are located on the north edge of the grass in the western third section of the Meadow.
Location and Parking
Speedway West stretches out along the south side of John F. Kennedy Drive, and is located next to the Polo Fields. You may cross into the meadow by using entrances at 25th or 30th Avenues. Free parking for Speedway Meadow is found along JFK Drive. However, don’t forget that no cars are allowed on the street east of Crossover Drive on Saturdays (from April to September) and on Sundays all year-round.