General Manager

As the General Manager of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District I am responsible for the overall operation of the District that provides recreation and park services to the residents of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hayward, San Lorenzo and a section of the unincorporated area of San Leandro.

Most recently, I served as the Parks and Community Services Director for the City of Dublin where I worked my way through the ranks from Pool Manager and Intern, to Coordinator, Supervisor, Manager, Assistant Director and then Director from 2011 to 2016. I also worked for the Cities of Walnut Creek and Pleasanton.

Overall, I have 25 years of experience in the recreation field which encompasses recreation programing, capital projects, land acquisition, and park planning and development. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science, Park and Recreation Administration from California State University, Chico and Masters of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

H.A.R.D. is a tremendous organization with astounding people, traditions, culture, communities...and has endless potential.  It is my goal to utilize the array of experiences I have acquired to provide and serve the District and its residents with a common vision.

It is extremely important to continue the District’s traditions, positive impact and community relationships. Please do not hesitate to provide comments, suggestions, compliments or issues that need our attention through Citizen Request Tracker located here on our website and we will do our best to see to it that your needs are being met. 

I look forward to the District’s remarkable accomplishments and sustainability for years to come.

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Contact Me

  1. Paul McCreary

    General Manager

    1099 E Street
    Hayward, CA 94541
    (510) 881-6710
    (510) 888-5758 Fax