Welcome Center & Shop


Special Holiday Hours (weather permitting):

  • Friday December 18 1pm to 8pm

  • Saturday December 19  1pm to 8pm

  • Wednesday December 23  1pm to 8pm

  • Thursday December 24  CLOSED

  • Friday December 25 CLOSED

  • Saturday December 26  1pm to 8pm

  • Thursday December 31  1pm to 8pm

  • Friday January 1  1pm to 8pm

  • Saturday January 2  1pm to 8pm

Golden Gate Park has opened its first-ever “pop-up” welcome center. Decked out in GGP150 colors, the refurbished freight container features items from the official Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary collection of merchandise such as locally designed zip hoodies, t-shirts, posters, pins, bison plushies, baseball caps, beanies, scarves, and mugs.  Plus, we’ve just added new merchandise featuring “Sesqui”—the baby bison who joined the Bison Paddock this year and was named in honor of the park’s sesquicentennial! All of these specially-produced items were sourced through SF Mercantile, a San Francisco-based retailer which produces high quality local interest gifts and keepsakes from area artists.  

In addition to the GGP150 branded merchandise, the welcome center also supports local artists and merchants by featuring an array of park-inspired  and recreational items, as well as select items from the park’s museums and attractions. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Golden Gate Park 150 Fund.

As health requirements and shelter in place permits allow, the welcome center will expand operations to include other activities, such as having park guides available to provide information about the park, what to do and see, and general visitor information.


Location and Hours

Across from the Conservatory of Flowers at John F. Kennedy Drive at Nancy Pelosi Drive

See Special Holiday hours above. After January 1, 2021 the Welcome Center will be open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 12pm - 7pm, weather permitting

A Note to Our Patrons Regarding Required Health and Safety Guidelines

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Donate to Golden Gate Park

Love Golden Gate Park? Be a part of ensuring it continues to be Everybody’s Park for another 150 years. Consider a donation in any amount today, either at the Welcome Center or online.

Become a Parks Alliance Member

Become part of the community who loves this city as much as you do, plus enjoy some special thank you swag! In addition to supporting SF Parks Alliance's mission to champion, transform and activate parks and public spaces, membership comes with a range of unique benefits designed to show you a new side of San Francisco’s parks. Enjoy perks right away—Members get 10% off merchandise at the Welcome Center, and for a limited time, also receive official GGP150 merchandise swag bags, customized based on levels of giving. Join now!

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Thank you to  Kelly-Moore Paints  for their in-kind donation of product and volunteer time for the welcome center signage.

Thank you to Kelly-Moore Paints for their in-kind donation of product and volunteer time for the welcome center signage.