About Us

HARD Foundation has heart


The specific and primary purposes of this corporation are to initiate, sponsor, promote and carry out plans, programs, policies and activities that will tend to further park and recreation projects within the jurisdictional limits of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.


The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Foundation (HARD Foundation) was founded in 1983 and is made up of private citizens with the goal of preserving the quality of park and recreation facilities and programs within the boundaries of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD). Our Board of Directors, all of them volunteers from the community, meet quarterly to discuss how to further invest in our community.


As a fundraising entity, with the sole purpose of providing much-needed park improvements, recreation programming and scholarship programs, the Foundation hosts a variety of special events, is active in seeking grants, and other fund developments opportunities to support HARD.