Margaret S. Hayward Playground Improvement Project

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Site Description

Margaret S. Hayward Playground is located at the corner of Turk and Gough Streets. The park is approximately 6 acres. It offers recreation facilities including: 

  • Children’s play area
  • An emergency operations facility owned and operated by the Department of Emergency Management
  • Indoor recreation space, storage, and related amenities
  • Playfields including bleachers with storage and office space
  • Sport courts

Project Scope

The proposed project may include renovations and/or consolidation of park structures including: 

  • Improved park access
  • Recreational buildings, storage, and restrooms
  • Replacement of: 
    • Children’s play area
    • New clubhouse
    • Playfields
    • Related amenities
    • Sport courts


Totaling $26,055,462, the project is being funded by the: 

  • 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhoods Park GO Bond at $14 million
  • 2012 Parks Bond Contingency (potential) $577,000 
  • Market and Octavia Community Improvements Fund at $7.984 million
  • Nearby Schools Initiative (potential) at $1.3 million
  • State Housing Related Parks Grant at $2,194,462

Proposed Schedule

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

Start ConstructionFall 2018
Open to PublicFall 2020
  1. What's New
  2. Documents & Materials
  3. Project Flyers & Mailers
  1. Capital Project Update

    Margaret Hayward Project Update 7/31!

    The construction continues revealing the vision and beauty of this park! Read on...
  2. Capital Project Update

    Margaret Hayward Project Update June 2020

    Exciting progress! The athletic field and playground are 95% completed, the building is 85% completed, and the entrances and plaza are 75% completed. Read on...
  3. Capital Project Update
  4. Capital Project Update
  5. Capital Project Update

    Margaret Hayward Playground is Taking Shape!

    Margaret Hayward Playground is getting closer to completion.... Read on...
  6. Capital Project Update

    Renovation Update

    It’s been a busy summer….with lots of subsurface work (irrigation, sewer and electrical lines); however, now building is taking shape! Read on...
  7. Capital Project Update

    Renovation Update - June 2019

    The park is taking shape as most demolition is completed and the foundations are being formed Read on...
  8. Capital Project Update

    Demolition Nearly Complete

    Demolition is 99% complete – and the park is taking shape Read on...
  1. Marien Coss

    Project Manager
    Phone: 1-628-652-6647