Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground Improvement Project

Willie Woo Woo Wong Large Playground with Park in background


Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground is located at 830 Sacramento Street between Waverly Place and Pagoda Place in Chinatown. Named for Chinese American USF basketball star Willie “Woo Woo” Wong, the park serves one of San Francisco’s densest and most culturally celebrated neighborhoods. The approximately half acre park includes two sand-floor playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts, and an existing clubhouse with rooftop basketball court, on a terraced hillside site. In addition, at the Western edge, Hangh Ah Alley is wholly within the park boundary.

Project Scope

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is undertaking a renovation of the Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground, as part of the capital improvement program funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The project will consist of the renovation and/or reconfiguration of park features including courts, children’s play areas, alleys, and associated amenities, and improved park access to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act  and California Building Code standards.

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This project is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond and has been allocated $6 million dollars.


Construction began in August 2018! See below for updates on the project.

Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Construction Has Begun!

As you may have seen, construction has just gotten underway at the park. The Construction fence is up and play equipment has been salvaged for reuse in other parks (including Portsmouth Square). Passersby may not see much outdoor activity since work in September will be mostly site assessment, preparation, and … Continue reading

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