I am currently studying the policies of many parks nationwide in order to create a more in-depth policy for the park at which I work. I was wondering if you could please explain to me your policies regarding commercial shoots, professional photo shoots, amateur video and film, and promotional videos and photos.

For example, do you require permits or payments for professional shoots, and are they allowed only in certain areas? What about commercial shoots? Do amateur video-makers require a permit, and is there an off-limits area for such films? Is there a required permit, limited area, or payment for promotional videos/photos?

Answering these questions would be much appreciated. Any further knowledge would be great as well.


The San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department would be the best resource to contact for the answers you seek. provides the public with information on current attractions, news and events regarding the park.