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.
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.
The park is taking shape as most demolition is completed and the foundations are being formed. See the new building foundation walls and the bleacher steps after the concrete pour last Thursday! The tennis courts will be reopened on Saturday, June 29! Welcome back to new windscreens and the court’s … Continue reading
Demolition is 99% complete – and the park is taking shape: See photos of the new community building form work and the location of the new playground nestled against Turk Street. Thank you for your patience during construction. Due to unforeseen weather impacts on construction, we will be extending the … Continue reading
Demolition is 85% complete – Only 1.5 buildings remain to be removed…and the first concrete footings will be poured next week. Check out the formwork awaiting concrete trucks next week: Margaret S. Hayward Playground Renovation or cut and paste into your browser: https://sfrecpark.org/project/margaret-s-hayward-playground-improvement-project/ UPDATE ON TENNIS COURTS: Extending the tennis … Continue reading
Demolition is 80% complete – most of the existing buildings have been removed! See the photo of the HUGE excavation made for new community building foundation. New development: We will be extending the tennis court closure until February 15th * During demolition, the engineers uncovered an unforeseen structural condition on … Continue reading
Happy New Year! We entered 2019 with ‘full demolition force,’ – several buildings are already gone! The next set of buildings, near Laguna Street, will be demolished and require the Tennis Courts to be closed through the end of January 2019. The attached sign is posted on site. Once these … Continue reading
Demolition to begin in January! Throughout the next few months, the park will be transformed by the removal of all existing park buildings and site features. This month’s tasks were: RPD salvaged a parts of playground equipment, restroom accessories and building furnishings which will be re-purposed in city park sites … Continue reading
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
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