The 24-seat, compressed natural gas shuttles will stop at 15 locations in the park, including the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum, approximately every 15 minutes, according to Recreation and Park Department spokeswoman Lisa Seitz Gruwell.
Shuttles will leave from the University of California, San Francisco area at Carl Street and Second Avenue, she said.
The shuttles will run each Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as major holidays and public school vacation breaks. Riders will pay $2 for an all-day, round-trip fare. Children under 3 and adults with disabilities will ride free.
According to Seitz Gruwell, parking in the popular park has become a major issue, especially with the opening of the new museums, and the shuttles are one effort to alleviate that.