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Press Release: Free Admission to GG Park’s Gardens Approved by Board of Supervisors

From the SF Recreation and Park Department:

Free Resident Admission to GGP Gardens Approved by Supervisors

The SF Board of Supervisors earlier this week passed legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed to make admission to the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden free for San Francisco residents and all veterans.

The ordinance removes resident admission fees at both attractions, opening all three of Golden Gate Park’s specialty gardens to San Franciscans at no cost. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is already free to residents. Supervisor Gordon Mar co-sponsored the legislation.

In addition to the free resident admission proposal, the Board of Supervisors recently voted to approve the “Gardens of Golden Gate Park” agreement, which merges admissions, education, and outreach programs at the three specialty gardens under the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. Combining these functions under one nonprofit will improve visitor experience and eliminate redundancies.

Together, the gardens will now be recognized as a regional organization while maintaining their legacy names.The ordinance also allows for the continuation of non-resident admission demand-responsive pricing, which has been in place since 2019, allowing changes in fees at any time with at least a 30-day notice. Discounts will be allowed based on conditions or the purchase of a multi-garden ticket.

Additionally, Supervisor Gordon Mar amended the legislation last month to include free admission to non-resident veterans. The ordinance will take effect in late April, 30 days after it is signed by Mayor Breed. For more information, click the link below. 
Gardens of Golden Gate Park

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