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FAQ

Yerba Buena Gardens FAQ

We hope your visit to Yerba Buena Gardens is as enjoyable as possible. And if you have a question or special need, and we have not answered it here in our Yerba Buena Gardens FAQ list, feel free to visit the YBG Management Office, contact us online, or ask a staff member or security officer.

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Where is Yerba Buena Gardens located?


Yerba Buena Gardens is located downtown in San Francisco at the corner of Fourth and Mission Street. The street address is:
750 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

For driving directions and a detailed map of parking locations, click here.

Are there any tour guide services at Yerba Buena Gardens?


Yerba Buena Gardens is a public place with rolling gardens, art, dining, and nearby shopping. There is something for everybody at YBG even if you’re just looking for a place to sit down and be at peace.

Visitors are welcome to walk around and explore on their own. For a map of Points of Interest and Area Attractions at YBG, click here.

What other attractions are near Yerba Buena Gardens?


Surrounded by world-renowned museums, hotels, educational institutions, shopping and great dining, Yerba Buena Gardens coexists with businesses and residents in a diverse, multicultural neighborhood.

To learn more about many of the attractions in and around Yerba Buena Gardens, click here.

How much is admission to Yerba Buena Gardens?


Admission to Yerba Buena Garden is free for everyone.

Does Yerba Buena Gardens have evening visiting hours?


Yerba Buena Gardens is s open daily from 6:00 AM–10:00 PM

How can I get to Yerba Buena Gardens by public transit?


Yerba Buena Gardens is a short walk from the BART/MUNI Powell and Montgomery Street stations.

The CalTrain Station at Fourth and Townsend is served directly by MUNI’s 30 Stockton, with stops on Third Street at Howard and at Mission. Yerba Buena Gardens is also convenient to Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans and AC Transit downtown bus routes.

Click here for a map of Yerba Buena Gardens.

Where is the YBG Management Office located?


The Yerba Buena Gardens Management Office is located on the second level, just across from the Metreon and adjacent to the Howard Street pedestrian bridge.

Is it possible to have a wedding at YBG?


Yerba Buena Arts and Events is the non-profit 501(c)3 organization that curates and manages all rentals and public art functions at YBG.

To learn more about locations, pricing, availability and arrangement details, please contact Yerba Buena Arts and Events at 415-543-1718, or visit them online.

May I take photographs in Yerba Buena Gardens?


You may take as many snapshots as you wish. However, commercial photo shoots and any photography that involves a tripod, lighting, models, or extra crew requires a photo shoot permit. In order to obtain a permit, proof of insurance is required. Learn more at our Permits & Fees page.

Who owns Yerba Buena Gardens?


YBG is owned by the successor agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco, known as the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure. A private property management firm manages YBG. 

Does YBG have a lost and found?


Any item found at Yerba Buena Gardens is logged and stored in the security office which is located in the YBG Management Office. If you have lost or found an item and would like to report or inquire about it, please contact YBG Gardens Security at 415-820-3556 or contact YBG online.

Have more questions?
Just contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can with an answer.

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