Playground Opening Celebration at Hoover Middle School

On a beautiful sunny morning, in the Forrest Hill neighborhood  music blared and good times rolled. As families, community members, as well as Hoover Middle School students all gathered in the schoolyard of Hoover Middle School for another exciting schoolyard opening celebration.


This event was made possible with the help of local community partners providing fun and engaging activities and also amazing performances. Hoover PTA sold their school merchandise of t-shirts and hoodies. Culinary Artistas allowed kids and students alike to decorate the school's blacktop. Tutu School West Portal provided activities and brochures informing attendees of the awesome programs they provide. Community Youth Center educated families on safety tips that could be used effectively during an earthquake. SF Youth Soccer and San Francisco Vikings Micro Soccer provided fun soccer activities for kids and their family to enjoy. One Martial Arts showed off some amazing martial arts moves that kids could emulate. Last but not least, the Sunset Academy of Dance put on a spectacular dance performance, where kids of all ages showed off their awesome dancing skills!


During the speaking portion of the event, Principal Carline Sinkler thanked everyone for coming out and expressed her enthusiasm for having her school be apart of the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project. Supervisor Mark Farrell, who has spear-headed the project, thanked everyone for coming out to the event and shared his passion on why he started the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project.


The schoolyard at Hoover Middle School will be open to the public on weekends between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. The schoolyard will be opened by the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and cleaned by the San Francisco Department of Public Works. For any questions or specific information about the Shared Schoolyard Project, please contact Chris Sally at
Mayor Edwin M. Lee Supervisor Mark Farrell SF Parks Alliance SFUSD SF 311 SFPD SF DPW SF Recreation and Parks