The HARD Board of Directors and the HARD Foundation has taken the Vasquez’ vision of a “Hayward-Centric” park and made it a reality. Mia’s Dream Come True Playground is a one-acre playground designed for “all” to gather, play and enjoy the outdoors.
The new playground will provide a variety of play features and experiences for children of all abilities in a fun atmosphere. It includes five elements of inclusion play for cognitive, physical, social, sensory and communication. Among the features are a Music Therapy Zone, Kindness Arches, Sensory Wall, Water Tower Look-out, swings and spinners, slides and rollers, and an Animal and Nature exhibit. The park will also provide accessible pathways, picnic areas, seating and shade structures. Development of the construction drawings began in fall 2017 and construction is anticipated to begin in late 2019.