Workshops to Transform Maxwell Park

From 10 AM to 6 PM This Friday, June 26, at the FAHA cafe on Verano Avenue in El Verano,  the Friends of Maxwell Park  will host nine short, 45 minute community workshops. Each workshop will focus on a different core issue facing Maxwell Park users, planners and managers as we recreate the park’s master plan.  Registration will be through out the day from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Local residents are encouraged to attend one or several of the workshops depending on their interests.  All Workshops will use either a seminar process, (10 or less participants),  or a world cafe process, (up to 25 participants). The intention is to elicit the views of participants and form on-going research and planning working groups.

Workshop Schedule

Morning Workshops :Vision: Changing  Our Way of Thinking About and Using the Park 

10 AM: Designing a Park for Use by Elders, Small Children, Dogs, Beavers, and Women Walking

11 AM: Slide Show: Redirecting the Urbanization of Maxwell Park to Create a Community Urban Park

NOON: Using Maxwell Park for Public Events: Art, Music, Food, and Fiestas!

Afternoon Workshops:Reality: The Social, Ecological, and Economic Context of Maxwell Park

1PM: Integrating Maxwell Park with El Verano and its Local Adjacent Neighborhoods

2PM: Protected Spaces: Creek Habitats, Bird Inventories, & Nature Trails

3 PM: Open Space: Participants Choice

Evening Workshops: Politics: Making Changes and Managing the Park  

4 PM: Repeat of 11 AM Slide Show Plus Summary of Earlier Workshops

5 PM: Transitioning to Sustainable Park Management: Energy, Money, & Politics

6 PM: Creating New Soccer Fields for Adults and Teens

One thought on “Workshops to Transform Maxwell Park

  1. As part of integrating the park with surrounding neighborhoods, I’d love to see a better connection from the Sonoma bike path to the park. The current route up and across Hwy 12 is a little scary, not what I would consider family friendly.


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