Helen Wills Playground – San Francisco CA

Description

(87 Acres [?]) Broadway and Larkin Streets. Regraded and paved tennis courts and playground area and painted recreation center. Named after famous tennis player who has inspired so many young people to take up this sport.–Healy, p. 63.

The park was established in 1915 as the Spring Valley Playground and renamed the Helen Wills Playground in 1929. "A wall plaque records improvements were made by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1935-36."
– https://www.parkscan.org/parks?parkId=37

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
8406

Source notes

Healy, Clyde E. San Francisco Improved: Report of Clyde E. Healy, Assistant City Engineer - City of San Francisco and Coordinator of W.P.A. Projects, Period October 10, 1935 to August 31, 1939. San Francisco : [s.n.]., 1939. United States. Work Projects Administration (Calif.) Report on Progress of the Works Program in San Francisco. January, 1938. Works Progress Administration / William Mooser, Jr., branch manager. [San Francisco? 1938]

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Location Info


Broadway & Larkin Sts.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Location notes: Corner of Broadway and Larkin Sts.

Coordinates: 37.795900, -122.420000

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