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Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground (Select Another Park)
Sacramento St. and Waverly Pl.
Facility phone number: (415) 274-0202
This multi-level park built into the side of a hill contains two sand play areas, three game and sports areas, and a big community recreation center and indoor gym. The Rec center runs an after school program that helps kids with homework and offers snacks and activities.
1 Basketball Court, Clubhouse/Activity Room, Kitchen, 2 Playgrounds, 4 Ping Pong Tables, Restrooms, 1 Tennis Court, 1 Volleyball Court
Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground is owned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park District.
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|13352||09/29/2011||Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground||Playground||!! Erosion||Closed - ParkScan addressed||View|
Chinatown Committee for Better Parks & Recreation
The playground is located at Waverly Place, on the north side of Sacramento Street between Grant and Stockton.
#1-California -- Sacramento and Grant or Stockton.
#30-Stockton -- Stockton and Clay Streets (walk 1 block south, 1/3 block east).
#45-Union/Stockton -- Stockton and Clay Streets walk 1 block south, 1/3 block east).
The playground was named after Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong, a Chinatown native who played basketball under legendary coach Pete Newell at the University of San Francisco from 1948-1950. The nickname was bestowed upon him by "Examiner" writer Bob Brachman, who said the crowd used to chant "woo woo" every time Wong scored. The "Examiner" dubbed Wong "one of the greatest box-office players in San Francisco history."
Willie "Woo Woo" Wong was inducted into the USF Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
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