New Logo, Deep History

Your Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association decided recently that it’s time for a little visual refresh, and we are happy to share with you the newly adopted logo for our organization. HVNA’s new logo references our shared civic heritage with a … Read More

Gardening Event with Magic Zone at Hayes Valley Playground

A truly wonderful event. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers: David Holler, Professor at USF, and writing students Gail Baugh Liz and son Dawson Michael White, SF Magic Zone Nico Bremond, chair of HVNA Equity Committee  

LGBTQ History in Hayes Valley

Although the Castro emerged as a gay neighborhood in the 1960s, the support it provided to LGBTQ people often was qualified by such limitations as socioeconomic status, race, age, and gender identity. Because Hayes Valley largely escaped the forces of … Read More

Hayes Valley Carnival

Historical Essay by Reg McDonald Photo: Calisphere By 1909 a number of neighborhoods across San Francisco began holding large public events in an effort to bring the city together and remind its residents and the rest of the country that … Read More

Two Green Sanctuaries in Hayes Valley

Green space is prized in Hayes Valley. Popular Patricia’s Green is just that, green. You love to be around green growing plants: potted plants at home, a window garden, on the steps, or a little space that is shaded or … Read More

Octavia Historic Commemoration Project

The Octavia Historic Commemoration Project is seeking artists and designers to submit proposals for a permanent installation to capture the spirit of that achievement. Initial proposals due Friday April 30th, 2021 @ 5:00pm. It’s been nearly 20 years since the … Read More

Becoming a Member of HVNA

By Channing Hussey, Associate Member HVNA Board of Directors Mike and I moved to Hayes Valley in December, 2014. We’d spend our weekends exploring the city, keeping an eye out for interesting events, but eventually we found ourselves happiest at … Read More

How to Report An Unregistered Short Term Rental

Not sure what to do about a Short Term Rental on your street. Need some guidance? Have some questions? Read on for some helpful tips.   HAYES VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION REPORTING UNREGISTERED SHORT TERM RENTALS WHAT TO DO BACKGROUND Our … Read More