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Dear Golden Gate Park Neighbor,

We at Outside Lands care about Golden Gate Park and the surrounding communities. In our first 10 years, we’ve donated over $20 million to San Francisco’s Recreation & Park Department to maintain and preserve the most beautiful urban park in the country. We recognize our event has an impact on the neighborhood, and we work hard to mitigate the impact. In an effort to communicate as much information in advance as possible to you, consider this letter a planning tool in regards to the Festival.

Another Planet Entertainment and Superfly Presents, in association with San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department and the City of San Francisco are producing the 10th Annual Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park (Polo Field, Hellman Hollow, Marx & Lindley Meadows), taking place on Friday, August 10th - Sunday, August 12th, 2018.

Below is helpful information for the coming weeks in and around Golden Gate Park

Before the festival:
If you have any inquiries before the festival weekend begins related to road closures, site restrictions in Golden Gate Park or other general concerns, please send an email to .

During the Festival - Community Hotline:

As we’ve done in past years, we will have a Community Hotline to respond to any issues that may affect you during the festival. The Outside Lands festival hotline will be available from 10:00am – 11:00PM on the festival days (Fri. 8/10 - Sun. 8/12). The hotline number is (415) 965-8001

Parking and Alternative Means of Transportation:

To help alleviate vehicle congestion in your neighborhood, we strongly encourage patrons to take alternative means of transportation to the festival, including MUNI, private shuttles, biking or walking.

We will have two dedicated tow trucks and one Parking Control Officer on each side of the Park to quickly respond to any blocked driveways or any other parking issues related to the Festival. SF Rec & Park has printed signs alerting attendees to not block driveways, which may be obtained at the front desk of McLaren Lodge at 501 Stanyan St. If you need to have a vehicle towed, please call the MTA directly at 415-553-1237 or 415-553-1200.

Park Access:

To ensure safety and security of both the public and working crews, please be aware that the following park locations will close and reopen on the dates and times listed below:

Polo Field Complex: Mon. 7/30, 12:01am – Fri. 8/17, 11:59pm

Middle Drive Between MLK to Polo Field to Overlook: Mon. 7/30, 12:01am – Fri. 8/17, 11:59pm

Access to Polo Field via Little Speedway Meadow Bike Path: Mon. 7/30 ,12:01am – Fri. 8/17, 11:59pm

McLaren Path: Tue. 7/31, 12:01am – Wed. 8/15, 11:59pm

Hellman Hollow: Sat. 8/4, 7pm – Wed. 8/15, 11:59pm

Lindley Meadow: Sun. 8/5, 12:01am – Tue. 8/14, 11:59pm

Little Speedway Meadow: Sun. 8/5, 12:01am - Thu. 8/16, 11:59pm

Angler’s Lodge Upper P arking Lot: Thu. 8/2 12:01am - Tues. 8/14, 11:59pm

Angler’s Lodge Lower Parking Lot: Mon. 8/6, 12:01am - Tues. 8/14, 11:59pm

Marx Meadow: Wed. 8/1, 12:01am - Fri. 8/3 at 11:59pm AND Mon. 8/6, 12:01am – Wed. 8/15, 11:59pm

JFK Road Closure:

For the safety of pedestrians and bicycles, JFK between Transverse and 36th Ave. will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6am Mon. 8/6 – 4pm Wed. 8/15. During that time, a bike lane will be created and speed warning signs will be posted.

Other Event Road Closures:
We would like to make you aware of the following road closures due to the event, so that you may plan accordingly. The following entrances will be closed to the public from Thu. 8/9 at 8:00pm through Sunday, Aug 12 th at 11:00pm:

On North side of the park:

  • Transverse Dr at Crossover Dr
  • JFK Dr at Transverse Dr
  • 30th Ave at Fulton St
  • 36th Ave at Fulton St
  • 43rd Ave (Chain of Lakes) at Fulton St
  • 47th Ave at Fulton St
  • JFK Dr at the Great Highway

On South side of the park:

  • Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Crossover Dr
  • Middle Drive West between MLK Dr & Transverse Dr
  • 25th Ave
  • 41st Ave (Chain of Lakes) at Lincoln Ave
  • Martin Luther King Jr Dr at Lincoln Ave (La Playa St)
  • Sunset Blvd at Irving St

Note from SFMTA Regarding Blocking Your Own Driveway:

SFMTA rules state that It is OK to park in the street and block one’s own driveway as long as the driveway does not serve more than 2 tenants. Any multifamily units of 3 or more cannot block the driveway.

During Outside Lands SFMTA will enforce blocked driveways on a complaint basis only, giving a better cushion for residents. Please note that vehicles may never park over the sidewalk.

For the most up-to-date info on Outside Lands as it pertains to you, please go to:

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