HAYWARD — The website for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District has undergone a major redesign.
The new sophisticated design is a VAST improvement over the old one, which was frustrating for members of the community and HARD employees and board members.
Check it out at www.haywardrec.org. The site had a “soft” launch Friday, with an official launch next Monday.
The site quickly loads, features some great photos (though I’m not sure what that kid who popped up on several pages is actually doing, but that’s one intense look). There’s even a place where people can submit suggestions and questions. It’s easy to provide feedback, and the list of facilities also include maps for each place. Many of the site listings also have photos, and I assume more will be added.
There are still a few small kinks when I checked out the site. The search function did not seem to be working smoothly in every case, and some of the pages did not have a link back to the home page. I couldn’t find a staff directory.
There’s a photo of district general manager John Gouveia along with an interesting bio. It would be nice to have photos of department heads on their respective pages.
If there are things you notice that might need adjusting or suggestions for improving the site, it’s easy to give feedback on the site or call the district office at 510-881-6700.