New Community Board!

We’re excited to announce our new Hayes Valley Community Board, at the corner of Octavia and Hayes. This board was built in partnership with The Hayes Valley Merchants Council and PROXY. We look forward to filling up this board with … Read More

Oasis in Our City – The Hayes Valley Basketball Courts

(This article originally appeared in The Bay City Beacon on September 8, 2019) by Gail Baugh Hayes Valley, the revitalized neighborhood in the center of San Francisco, has demonstrated again how people who all live in the same location can … Read More

Hayes Valley Shared Spaces Outreach

We are applying to close the main section of the Hayes Valley commercial corridor to vehicles every day to create outdoor space for seating and physically distanced movement. This is a part of the new city’s Shared Spaces program to support economic … Read More

Tree Maintenance Update from BUF

In an effort to support local businesses as they reopen, some tree work was accelerated in recent weeks. Urban Forestry apologizes for the lack of communication around this. The timing of the work was unexpected, but needed to be completed … Read More

Tree Removal Update

The Director of Public Works held a public hearing this past April regarding the consideration of tree removals here in Hayes Valley. Attached is the resulting decision for that hearing. Hayes Valley Resulting Decision Order 201797.docx HVNA itself will not … Read More

Tree Removal Update

Here is the latest information from the Bureau of Urban Forestry: A hearing date has been scheduled for Monday April 29th, 2019 at 5:30pm in room 416 at City Hall. Hearing notices have been posted on the ficus trees (and … Read More

Public Art Gallery on Our Sidewalks in Hayes Valley!

How do trashcans and visual art go together? The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, with its merchant sponsors, has figured out a way to do both. Sealed Big Belly trashcans covered in original local art, are installed in high use locations … Read More

Hayes Valley Tree Removal – Bureau of Forestry Update

Latest update from Bureau of Forestry: I’d like to just clarify a few points about timing.  Although the notices say “30 day tree removal” notice, they are intended to provide 30 days notification and appeal opportunity, not to indicate that … Read More

A Look at Hayes Valley Then and Now

Fellow HVNA board member and volunteer Ben Zotto has put together a great post outlining imagery of Hayes Valley both then and now. Read the full post here.

SFMTA Pedestrian Safety Updates – Hayes and Buchanan

SFMTA begins pedestrian safety bulb-outs at Hayes and Buchanan Construction crews have begun outlining the new sidewalk extension, called “bulb-outs” that provide visibility and safety for pedestrians at this busy intersection. The construction will take about a month. These bulb-outs … Read More