Esplanade | Public Gardens


Yerba Buena Gardens

Embrace your every mood, find green relief amid landscaped lawns, serene waterfalls and colorful gardens at the cultural heart of San Francisco.

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We love our dogs! Coming soon to the corner of Folsom and 3rd Streets – a new on-leash dog relief spot. This landscaped area is designed with turf, beautiful plants and, of course, stocked with doggie waste bags.

Look for new landscaping along 3rd, Folsom, and Howard Streets – completed by late spring, 2023.

Thank you for partnership and funding from Clean CaliforniaSFMTA, and Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

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Explore + discover .


Enjoy lush beauty .


Curate inspiration .


Surprise + delight .


Performing arts .

LeRoy King Carousel

Classic rides for all ages .

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A Must See at YBG

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial | Yerba Buena Gardens

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

A majestic waterfall enshrines this memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring his inspiring words and accomplishments as a civil rights leader and champion of equality for all.

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Find out all that YBG has to offer with this helpful map that you can download, print, and bring with you when you visit.

A New Era Begins

New Era Celebration | Yerba Buena Gardens

New stewardship for YBG

A New Era begins with new public space, new art, and new stewardship by the Yerba Buena Gardens Conservancy.

Weather Conditions in Yerba Buena

Like all San Francisco neighborhoods, Yerba Buena Gardens is its own microclimate! Check in on the ever changing weather conditions to help you better plan your visit.

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