Sunday Streets Sunset/Golden Gate Park

June 7th, 2020 | 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Street’s longest route runs through the Outer Sunset and parts of Golden Gate Park, following the city’s western edge along the super-scenic Great Highway. Experience the beauty of San Francisco’s coastline through car-free, open streets, making it the perfect route to bring a scooter or bike – or the perfect excuse to dust off your roller skates!

After touring the Great Highway, stop at the Sunday Streets Activity Hub located near the Murphy Windmill, then follow your way up the park to the next hub, located at Spreckels Lake near the Bison Paddock. (Don’t forget to pick up an Explore Local Map for a year-round guide to businesses, resources and open spaces in this neighborhood!) From bike education to interactive art projects to live music, partake in free, fun activities for all.

This coastal neighborhood has a high concentration of families, children and seniors, and nearby Ocean Beach and the SF Zoo draws visitors. Come see why locals love Henry’s House of Coffee, check out the expansive and beautiful Golden Gate Park, or explore local art at the Great Highway Gallery. Surfers frequent beachside cafes, and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, whether you’re craving hot pot, sushi or brunch. 



Unlike most Sunday Streets, Sunset/Golden Gate Park takes place in an area rich in recreational opportunities, from Ocean Beach to the 1,017-acre park itself. 

Golden Gate Park’s JFK Drive regularly closes to car traffic in the spring and summer with the Healthy Saturdays program, and the city is even considering keeping the thoroughfare car-free year-round. The Sunday Streets route connects to this popular car-free thoroughfare for a total length of six miles.

Sunday Streets brings an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of the coast on foot or bike and see a model of a greener, car-free future.



Surfing legend Jack O’Neill invented wetsuits and sold them in his newly opened surf shop on the Great Highway near Wawona Street in 1952.

Two windmills standing near the Pacific Ocean in the western corners of Golden Gate Park were built at the beginning of the 20th Century to pump fresh water into the park’s lakes and irrigation system. The Murphy Windmill features the longest sails in the world, with the ability to lift 40,000 gallons of water per hour.

In 1874, initial work in Golden Gate Park — largely by horticulturalist John McLaren — centered on planting trees to stabilize the dunes that covered three quarters of the area. By 1879, 155,000 trees were planted.

Getting there

Livable City strongly encourage biking, walking, or taking public transportation to get to Sunday Streets when possible.

For the closest address to the Murphy Activity Hub, use The Millwright Cottage at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, San Francisco, CA 94122. For the closest address to the Spreckels Hub, use 1157 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA .

MUNI:  For trip planning and other Muni-related info, go to Visit the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event.  Bikes are allowed on front racks of buses. The Sunset/GGP Sunday Streets route is served by the following MUNI lines:

  • L Taraval to 46th Ave and Taraval
  • N Judah to Lower Great Highway
  • 5, 31 bus lines to La Playa just north of the route
  • 44 crosses Golden Gate Park via concourse/JFL just east of the route
  • 7 Haight/Noriega to Lower Great Highway
  • 28, 29 to Golden Gate Park

Visit the week before the event for updated information on any MUNI lines that will be rerouted during the event. 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 For more information about bikes on BART, go to

  • 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! Go to: 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 choose to drive, be aware that the Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am and no stopping or parking is allowed on the streets after that (even if you’re just stopping for a moment for a cup of coffee), and no vehicles are allowed to drive onto the route after 10:00am.

Should you choose to drive, check out and 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

Detours and Parking Changes

In addition to Sunset Sunday Streets, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will take place in and near Golden Gate Park on Sunday, June 7 between 6:00am and 2:30pm. Visit for more information and a map of the course route.

TOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am.

No parking or stopping will be allowed after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).

DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm.

  • North/South bound traffic should use Crossover Dr via 19th Ave or 25th/Park Presidio, Transverse Dr, or Chain of Lakes to cross the park.
  • Southbound traffic on the Great Highway may take Lincoln Way to other southbound streets, or 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.
  • 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.

If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access.