The #HaywardCounts 2020 Census team invites you to get revved up and ready to join us on August 6 at 5 p.m., for a fun way to get the word out about taking the 2020 Census! We will be driving through parts of South Hayward and the Jackson Triangle with decorated vehicles!

How to participate

  • Decorate your vehicle to promote the census and join us on parade (decoration kits available at select locations).
  • Bring your family out to watch the parade of vehicles in a safe, socially distant way (wear your masks, 6 feet apart).

Where to pick-up decorating kits

  • Eden Youth & Family Center, 680 Tennyson Rd.: Monday, Aug. 3 & Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 1 - 5 p.m.
  • South Hayward Parish, 27827 Patrick Ave.: Monday, Aug. 3; Tuesday Aug. 4 & Thursday, Aug 6 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Car-a-van Route:

The car-a-van will kick off at Glassbrook Elementary School, 974 Schafer Rd.! Meet us at 4:30 p.m. to check-in & get in formation!

Green and gray parade route

Questions? Contact: Sally Thomas, Management Analyst, at (510) 881-7700 or

Register your vehicle and reserve your decorating kit

Looking for other ways to help get the word out about the 2020 Census

Enter the Census Chalk Art Contest! Chalk kits are available at decorating kit locations.

Youth in grades K-12 are invited to participate in a county-wide chalk art contest to help spread the word about the 2020 Census and how important it is that everyone is counted, especially kids!

Top 5 winners will be awarded a $50 gift card from the Alameda County Complete Count Committee!

Submissions are due on Saturday, August 8.

How to enter

  1. Choose a sidewalk or blacktop area where you can safely make chalk art
  2. Use chalk to draw a message promoting the 2020 Census
  3. Take a picture of your chalk art and send it to: and post it to Facebook by tagging @AlamedaCountyCensus2020.
**Be sure to share your artwork with us on any social media channel by using the hashtag #HaywardCounts, we would love to see and share our community's work!
Meet at Glassbrook Elementary School
975 Schafer Rd.
Hayward, CA 94544