About Sunday Streets Great Highway
This scenic Sunday Streets travels along the Great Highway from Sloat to Lincoln, along MLK Drive, and Middle Drive through Golden Gate Park. Strap on those skates, and come explore the west side of the city, you are sure to have a great day while getting some serious exercise! From Lindy in the Park, to the Skatin Place, to Ocean Beach, there is something for everyone along this route! Be sure to take advantage of the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which will be running during the event.
Activities and more
There is plenty of beautiful scenery along this route! Make your way through Golden Gate Park, to the Great Highway. Explore the street along the ocean, and take time to appreciate how quiet it is when there are no cars. Look for activities along the Great Highway, and maybe even stop by the San Francisco Zoo with the little ones after taking a stroll! You can explore the route while completing the BINGO card, and enter to win a cool Sunday Streets t-shirt! Click here for the full activity list.
How to participate
Each Sunday Streets is made possible with the support and dedication of dozens of volunteers. From event prep and neighborhood outreach to staffing the event, there’s something for everyone.
- Neighborhood outreach: April 29 – June 10
- Volunteer orientation: View dates and RSVP here
- Sign prep: Friday, May 30, 12:30-2:30pm
- Sign posting: Friday, June 6, 1-2:30pm
- Event: Sunday, June 8
Host an Activity
The deadline to host an activity at the Great Highway Sunday Streets is May 23, 2014. For more information about hosting an activity, click here.
We strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.
MUNI: For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to www.sfmta.com. Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Golden Gate Park and Great Highway route may be reached by the following MUNI lines:
- L Taraval from Downtown BART to 46th Ave and Taraval
- N Judah: from Downtown BART to Judah and Lower Great Highway
- 5 Fulton travels along Fulton to La Playa (north of route)
- 31 Balboa travels along Balboa to La Playa and Cabrillo (north of route)
- 44 crosses Golden Gate Park via the Concourse/JFK (east of route start)
- 71 Haight/Noriega to Lower Great Highway
- 28 crosses Golden Gate Park from 19th Ave to 25th Ave via Crossover
- 29 Sunset crosses Golden Gate Park via Crossover to 25th
The following MUNI lines will be re-routed from their normal route during Sunday Streets:
- 18 rerouted at 46th and Lincoln to Crossover to 25th to Fulton and La Playa
- 23 Sloat/Great Highway stop moved to Sloat and 47th Ave
BART: Although the nearest BART station is several miles from the Sunday Streets route, combining BART with a bike ride or BART and MUNI can be a great way to get to Sunday Streets from the East Bay. For trip planning, go to www.bart.gov. For more information about bikes on BART, go to www.bart.gov/guide/bikes.
Without a bike, take BART to Downtown BART Stations (Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center) and transfer to the L Taraval to Ocean Beach or N Judah to Ocean Beach.
With a bike: the Civic Center BART Station is the closest station to Golden Gate Park. Bike to the Panhandle and then enjoy car-free streets from JFK Dr to the start of Sunday Streets in Golden Gate Park.
From Glen Park BART: Take Muni 23-Monterey to Sloat Blvd and Great Highway
From Daly City BART: Take Muni 28 to Lincoln and 19th, then bike or walk to the start of the Sunday Streets route in Golden Gate Park
Bike: Get in the spirit for Sunday Streets by biking there! Many crosstown bike routes connect with Sunday Streets and the Sunday car-free streets on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park. Go to: www.sfbike.org to download a bike map to help find a flat, bike-friendly route from your area or the nearest transit stop to Sunday Streets. Got a long way to go? Shorten the trip by taking transit part of the way. Muni buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, BART and Caltrain both allow bikes on board.
By Car: Should you chose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 7am (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee). Check out SFPark.org and parkme.com to identify available parking lots and spaces nearby. Additionally, parking may be available at these locations near the route:
- Ocean Beach lot on Great Highway between Lincoln and Fulton, accessible only from Fulton
- A smaller lot is located south of Sloat on the Great Highway
- On-street parking may be found along Lower Great Highway
Detour and Parking Information
The Sunday Streets route includes the Great Highway between Sloat Blvd and Lincoln Way, Lincoln Way to MLK Drive, MLK drive to Middle Drive, and Middle Drive to Transverse Drive, between 11am and 4pm.
No parking or stopping is allowed on streets in Golden Gate Park before 6am.
The following streets will be closed beginning at 6am to ensure there are no cars on the street before Sunday Streets begins:
- MLK Drive between Lincoln Way and Chain of Lakes Dr
- MLK Drive between Chain of Lakes Dr and Sunset Blvd
- Middle Drive between MLK Dr and Transverse Dr
- Bernice Rodgers Rd between JFK Dr and MLK Dr
- Metson Dr between MLK Dr and Middle Dr
The following streets will be closed at 10:30am to ensure there are no cars on the street when Sunday Streets begins:
- Transverse Dr between JFK Drive and MLK Drive
- Great Highway between JFK Drive and Sloat Blvd
- North/South bound traffic should use Crossover Dr via 19th Ave or 26th/Park Presidio to cross the park.
- Southbound traffic on the Great Highway should take Fulton to Crossover Dr and continue south on 19th Ave.
- Northbound traffic on the Great Highway should take Sloat to 19th Ave, cross the park using Crossover Dr and continue north.
- For picnic areas on JFK Dr, coming from the north, use 30th, 36th, 43rd or 47th Aves. Coming from the south, cross the park using Crossover Dr, then access JFK Dr from one of the avenues.
- Chain of Lakes Dr will also be open for vehicle traffic to cross the park during Sunday Streets, however it has limited capacity and will likely be backed up.
For questions about access and detours, or if you need to coordinate local access to/from your place of business or a location in the park during Sunday Streets, please contact us as early as possible (call 415-344-0489 x 2 or email Liza@livablecity.org).