Margaret S. Hayward Playground Improvement Project

Margaret Hayward Playground


Margaret S. Hayward Playground is located at the corner of Turk and Gough Streets. The park is approximately 265,000 square feet. It offers recreation facilities including indoor recreation space, storage, and related amenities; sport courts; playfields including bleachers with storage and office space; children’s play area; and an emergency operations facility owned and operated by the Department of Emergency Management.


The proposed project may include renovations and/or consolidation of park structures including recreational buildings, storage, and restrooms; improved park access; replacement of sport courts, playfields, children’s play area, new clubhouse and related amenities.


The project is being funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhoods Park GO Bond at $14 million; Market & Octavia Community Improvements Fund at $7.984 million; State Housing Related Parks Grant at $2,194,462; Nearby Schools Initiative (potential) at $1.3million; 2012 Parks Bond Contingency (potential) $577K Totaling $26,055,462.


MILESTONE                              SCHEDULE
Start Construction                       Fall 2019
Open to Public                           Early Summer 2020

*Please note this may change if there are unforeseen circumstances or weather changes during construction; we will do our best to maintain this schedule.

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation-Bid/Award-August 2018

Exciting News- the project received several bids and SF Public Works- Contract Administration team is in the process of confirming that city requirements are met before identifying the winning bidder. Once the information is verified, the contractor can be announced and construction contract awarded. For additional details on the bid/award … Continue reading

Women’s History: Margaret S. Hayward

Margaret S. Hayward is the only woman commissioner (including park, recreation, or playground) to have a park or other recreational facility named for her in San Francisco. And Hayward Playground is one of the few Recreation and Park properties named after a woman. The others include: Alice Chalmers (school principal), … Continue reading

Planning Update for Margaret Hayward Project!

Since the last Community Workshop, we have been refining the overall plan proposal for the improvements to Margaret Hayward Playground. Rec and Park staff have met with the San Francisco Arts Commission twice to review the design. We’ve also been working with our neighbors at the Department of Emergency Management … Continue reading

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