Golden Gate Park: East End

Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park


It was the 1860s, and everyone had heard about New York City’s Central Park — a spacious plot of green that contrasted sharply with the metallic landscape beyond. To recreate such a space in San Francisco, city officials looked west, where the unincorporated Outside Lands lied dormant and unused. By the turn of the century, Golden Gate Park had developed into an enormous playground for a recreation-starved city, earning its nickname as the “Lungs of San Francisco”.

Extending from the Conservatory of Flowers to the Music Concourse, the East End is home to sites both historically significant and contemporarily beautiful — including AIDS Grove, the Shakespeare Garden, Children’s Playground and the Music Concourse. We’ll also take a trip (optional, but encouraged) to the De Young Museum’s tower for a panoramic view of the park. Breathe deep and enjoy a natural oasis on the Pacific.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, April 12 at 1:00 pm (No Tour Today)
  • Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 pm (No Tour Today)
  • Friday, May 1 at 11:00 am given by TBD
  • Sunday, May 10 at 7:00 am given by TBD
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2nd and 4th Sundays at 1PM


Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


Meet at the top steps of the Conservatory of Flowers

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Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.