Margaret S. Hayward Playground Improvement Project

Margaret Hayward rendering of future completed renovation


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 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 2018
Open to Public                            Spring 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.

City Leaders Break Ground on Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation

SAN FRANCISCO – A project to improve park access, update play equipment and enhance programs for seniors and youth at a beloved Western Addition gathering space broke ground today.   The redesign of Margaret Hayward Playground, which will be complete in 2020, will unify the sprawling 6-acre property, welcoming visitors … Continue reading

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation Begins November 2018!

M Hayward Const Advisory Notice (2018 1109) There is a buzz around the park because construction is starting late November 2018! The attached flyer was posted around the park initiating the preparations for construction. In the next few weeks, the construction team will be surveying the area to install construction … Continue reading

Margaret Hayward Playground Renovation-Award-October 2018

Last month, Commission approved the award of construction contract to Robert A. Bothman Construction who is currently submitting their documents to certify the award, so they can mobilize onsite this fall. Construction will start this fall, mid to late November 2018. Stay tuned for specific details and dates to be … Continue reading

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

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