Celebrating 150 Years of Everybody’s Park

2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, a historic place that has never been more beautiful or beloved.


Community Day Celebration Rescheduled

Organizers of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary celebration announced March 10 that a park-wide birthday event on Saturday, April 4, 2020 is being rescheduled for a date later this year due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

More details can be found here.

Please stay tuned for more details.

San Francisco Botanical Garden is a proud partner of Golden Gate Park’s 150th celebration!

Golden Gate Park's 150th celebration is presented by SF Recreation & Parks and the SF Parks Alliance. 


Garden Free Day 

7:30am - 6pm

The Garden is FREE to everyone all day in honor of Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary!

Bean Sprouts Family Days Presented by Kaiser Permanente Opening Day

1-4pm, Children’s Garden

We’ll have a birthday party for the Park for our inaugural 2020 Bean Sprouts Family Day baking mud cakes, making birthday cards, a surprise collaboration with The Mexican Museum, and more!

Library Art Exhibit - From Sand Dunes to Forest: Canopy Trees of Golden Gate Park


Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

From Sand Dunes to Forest is a unique exhibit that celebrates and honors the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, specifically through art related to the trees that transformed the wild stretch of blowing sand that was “the Outside Lands” to the parkland we know today. 

History Tour of San Francisco Botanical Garden and Golden Gate Park


On this 1.5 hour tour of the Botanical Garden, visitors will learn the history of Golden Gate Park and the Botanical Garden while discovering signature trees throughout the Garden.

Interpretation Stations


Learn garden history and explore classic collections with trained docents.

Free Yoga in the Garden


Join us in the Garden for a free 45 minute class lead by Nicolette Telech. Nicolette has been instructing vinyasa style yoga classes since 2015. During this class, students can expect a unique and accessible yoga sequence, linking breath to movement to increase strength and flexibility often while integrating mindfulness techniques. Nicolette especially enjoys teaching outdoors amidst the sights, smells, and sounds of nature, which often aid students in cultivating presence and peacefulness on and off the mat.


Meet at the Garden’s Main Gate. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel. This class will be held outdoors, so please be prepared for the weather with appropriate layers. Rain cancels.