Read our COVID-19 safety guidelines. Note: access to the museum may be impacted 9/30–10/2 due to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. We are closing early at 2 pm on 10/6.


Museum visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, the weekend Golden Gate Park Shuttle, walk, bicycle, or use the Music Concourse Garage. Weekends are especially busy. Please plan ahead and leave extra time for arrival and parking.

Free Parking

There is a limited amount of street parking available within Golden Gate Park and along Fulton Street. Parking is extremely limited with the closure of John F. Kennedy Drive East to vehicular traffic. For those who require ADA parking, please click here.

To avoid auto break-ins, please take all valuables with you and check that your vehicle’s doors and windows are locked.

Paid Parking

Music Concourse Garage

Paid parking for cars and bicycles is available in the Music Concourse Garage, owned by the Music Concourse Community Partnership (MCCP) and operated by REEF Parking. Access to the Garage is available at Fulton St. and 10th Avenue on the North side, and at Concourse Drive near Cal Academy from the South. The Music Concourse Garage is open seven days a week from 7 am–7 pm year-round. 

Music Concourse Garage hours and rates:

Monday–Friday$5.25 per hour
Weekends$6.25 per hour 
Special event/evening rate (after 5:30 pm; good until closing)$6.25 per hour
Drop-off (less than 15 minutes)No charge

Please note that the garage is not owned or operated by the Fine Arts Museums, so discounts with museum admission are not possible. For garage information, call (415) 750-0741 or visit

UCSF Medical Center Garage

Located at Irving Street near 3rd Avenue, this garage is about a twenty minute walk to the de Young.
$3.00 per hour, maximum fee $24.00
Visit their webpage for more information.

Both the Music Concourse and UCSF Garages are serviced by the Golden Gate Park Shuttle, which runs on weekends and major holidays.