Cabrillo Playground – San Francisco CA

City:
San Francisco, CA

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Tennis Courts, Athletic Courts and Fields, Recreation Halls

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Quality of Information:
Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a field house (recreation hall) and athletic courts at the Cabrillo Playground in San Francisco, CA.   The exact date of this work is unknown to us.

“Constructed field house for district recreation headquarters; basketball and 2 tennis courts, 1 volleyball etc. This improvement provided facilities for intensive supervised play.” (Healy, p. 63).

The “Hansel & Gretel” style field house, with restrooms, is still there, as are basketball and tennis courts which have been greatly modernized in recent years.

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.

William Mooser, Jr., branch manager. Report on Progress of the Works Program in San Francisco. January, 1938. Works Progress Administration.  [San Francisco? 1938]

Site originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 17, 2010.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

Location Info


38th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121

Coordinates: 37.7729, -122.498

Site Details

Total Cost
$10,108.00

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