Parking in Golden Gate Park

If you’re looking for parking options at Golden Gate Park, consider the following opportunities:

Golden Gate Park
Several streets run through Golden Gate Park, the main thoroughfares being JFK and MLK drives. Golden Gate Park Parking with time limits are found here and on smaller streets within the park, but keep in mind these opportunities are rare during the weekends and during special event days.

Parking Golden Gate Park

Ocean Beach Parking and Shuttle
During weekends, a shuttle service operates between the free parking lot at Ocean Beach and major attractions within the park. The shuttle runs every 15 to 20 minutes from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays.

Underneath de Young Museum
The Music Concourse pay-per-hour parking facility accommodates 800 vehicles, including 15 accessible spaces, and is located directly underneath the de Young Museum. This garage is close to other attractions, such as the California Academy of Sciences, Botanical Garden and Stow Lake. Visitors can access the garage on the north side of the park at 10th Ave. and Fulton St. or from JFK Drive in front of the museum. The garage is open from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.

Millberry Union Garage
Millberry Union Garage on Parnassus St. is open on weekends and charges an hourly fee.

Kezar Stadium Parking Lot
Located near the Stanyan St. entrance, this parking lot is open daily and charges an hourly fee.

10 Responses to “Parking in Golden Gate Park”

  1. Sherry Agnos
    September 13, 2011 at 1:46 am #

    Our son would like to have his birthday/picnic for some friends on Saturday, September 17 from 12-5 at the picnic/barbq area at Speedway Meadows. Can we park near there to unload picnic supplies; i.e. blankets, tableclohs, briquets, food, etc.? Can we park on the John Kennedy Drive during those hours?

    • Ed Thomas
      August 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      You will need a permit to use the picnic tables and grills, but yes, JFK is open on that side of the park

  2. Richard
    September 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    I want to take a bike ride through the park and visit the attractions so I was wondering if there were places to secure my bike outside of the different places?

  3. Leah
    September 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    We are having a picnic at Pioneer East on Friday, September 30th. Where can people park? Where will we have to carry everything in from?

    • Ed Thomas
      August 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      You will need a permit to picnic at that picnic site. You can park along JFK, but check the signs. Parking close to the museum is a 2 hour limit.

  4. janet lin
    October 29, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    what part of saturday, am or pm is the park closed to cars?

  5. glenn roncal
    April 22, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    i had quite a bad surprise today near the art museum, cars were parked along the street creating traffic chaos and ruining the aesthetic beauty of the pastoral surroundings. I want formally register my disapproval of this poorly though out plan, the result is hideous.

  6. Stefan Mueller
    November 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm #


    My wife is an employee at the DeYoung, and has gotten parking tickets for parking more than 4 hours, but she parks in the 8 hour zones, not the 4 hour zones. Traffic control vehicles have also been seen chalking cars in the 8 hour zones. Can you please comment on that?
    Are they chalking for potential violations of more than 8 hours? What about a 4 hour violation ticket when parked in an 8 hour spot?

    Thank You

  7. Glenn Roncal
    March 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    The park is a great resource for all of us. Some sections are busy and full of people. Others offer beautiful contemplative settings.
    Recently a few fitness trainers are using the park as a vehicle for their fit business. Nothing wrong with that, but they should stay in busy areas that can accomadte mats, ropes and barbells. Not contemplative quiet areas.
    After all it is free.

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