Maxwell Park Day in the Park

Yesterday was the “Seventh Annual Day in the Park” in our Oakland, California Maxwell Park neighborhood. The Day in the Park is the signature event for our neighborhood.  The event is held at a little park with the same name as our neighborhood.  There is also an old Maxwell Park Elementary School just down the street from the park. (When the school was built, the park did not exist.)

The event occurs on the second Saturday of September. One block is closed to traffic, except for the food vendors, musicians and community fire officials who bring plastic red hats.

This year, the event seemed especially important for the neighborhood and the organizers. We have amazing neighbors.



(Edited at 9:15 pm Sun 9/9/12) One of our neighbors who prefers not to be photographed, agreed to photograph me. I think she enjoyed taking pictures, and probably would make a good photographer. She took several others using my camera. Thank you.

The Seventh Annual "Day in the Park - Maxwell Park" was held on Saturday, September 8, 2012. (Bryan Farley)


7 Responses to “Maxwell Park Day in the Park”

  1. Jen Bolcoa says:

    great pics of the old neighborhood, Bryan. Fun to see!

  2. Crista Swier says:

    I am glad I viewed your blog today! <3

  3. Helen says:

    Thank you Brian — can’t wait to see the photos! What a very special day it was for many reasons — and it was dedicated to a very special friend who I will alway miss…

  4. …wonderful photos!! How do I share? No “share button”…

  5. Bryan Farley says:

    Thank you Helen da Silva. You organized another great event. As for the share button, I am not sure what happened to the FB share button on Facebook, but you might be able to share the link if you go to and then find the buttons you want to use at the bottom of the post.

  6. Claire says:

    Hi Bryan! These are some wonderful pictures!!! I had so much fun at Maxwell Park’s Day in the Park! I’m so happy I was able to share my love of hoops with the community and with your son! 🙂

    • bryan farley says:


      Thank you for bringing your hoops (and enthusiasm) to our neighborhood. It was so much fun. My son loves his hoop and his older sister enjoyed it the next day. My wife and I tried it, but we might be too big for the kid sized hoop.

      How do we get in touch with you if we want more hoops? Do you ever teach classes?


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