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Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground (Select Another Park)

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Location

Sacramento St. and Waverly Pl.

Alternative Names

Chinese Playground


Park Facilities

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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Park Map

Map of Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground

Park Photos

Photo of Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground
Photo of Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground
Photo of Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground
Photo of Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground

Latest Observations

Id Date Entered Park   Location Condition Status
13356 09/29/2011 Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground Photo Playground !! Broken/Damaged Closed - ParkScan addressed View
13355 09/29/2011 Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground Photo Playground !! Broken/Damaged Closed - ParkScan addressed View
13352 09/29/2011 Willie "Woo-Woo" Wong Playground Photo Playground !! Erosion Closed - ParkScan addressed View

Park Groups

Chinatown Committee for Better Parks & Recreation
program@chinatowncdc.org


Group Activities




Additional Information

The playground is located at Waverly Place, on the north side of Sacramento Street between Grant and Stockton.

Muni access:

#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).


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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.

Read more:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/08/BAGBFEK3721.DTL#ixzz0Ugmz4Sbo

http://www.usfdons.com/genrel/012307aab.html



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