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Winter Dumpster Daze: Sat., Dec. 5th


Winter Dumpster Daze is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th from 8am – 2pm. We will be accepting yard debris that is loose or bagged in yard debris bags (no plastic!). The cost is $10 per load. Reminder: The city is no longer able to offer pick up service, so we encourage you to offer assistance to neighbors who need it.

Tree Lighting Event: Saturday, Dec. 5th

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Join your friends and neighbors for the annual lighting of the Maywood Park holiday tree on Saturday, December 5th at 6pm. We will gather at the tree on Maywood Place and Mason for the countdown to the lighting, followed by mingling, hot chocolate and seasonal treats. Bring your favorite holiday sweet to share!

4th Annual Maywood Park 5K Results


Congratulations to everyone who gathered on Saturday morning for the 4th Annual Maywood Park 5K. We lucked out and (mostly) avoided the rain…. just barely!

And a special congratulations to the youngest runner in Maywood Park 5K history, who finished with a smile on her face. We predict that she will be a runner to watch in the future.

We learn more each year about how to improve the event, and one of our lessons from last year was to stagger the start times for walkers and runners so that everyone finished closer to the same time. The race times below are for participants who ran in the event, but we want to be sure to give a big shout out to all of the fun walk participants as well.

Bib # First Name Last Name Award Time
167 Abdiweli Mohamed Youth/Overall 0:16:42
166 Jose Castaneda 0:17:07
161 Jason Moos Winner – Men 0:18:07
168 Gabriel Baltzell 0:18:08
173 Danny Nguyen 0:18:25
157 Joel Barker 0:19:09
155 Kelly Wachtl Winner – Women 0:20:38
160 Jon Pheanis 0:20:39
150 Lonny Gandara 0:22:00
152 Richard English 0:22:59
156 Matt Witzeling 0:23:22
175 Pat Rose 0:24:55
172 Malynda Wolfer 0:26:27
153 Steven Joinson 0:26:58
165 Kimberly Daily 0:28:47
149 Karmin Williams 0:28:59
163 Alaina Langdahl 0:28:59
171 Kenzie Hurlburt 0:29:49
154 Lisa Higgins 0:40:30
170 Ada Kubisch 0:40:30


This event is a labor of love for the city of Maywood Park and aims to bring people in the community together. And we couldn’t do it without the generous gifts of time from many community volunteers and donations from our sponsors:

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We will also have event photos to share shortly. Stay tuned!


Volunteers pull together to install fence at Maywood Commons

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This weekend, about a dozen volunteers congregated to put up a fence at Maywood Commons. The fence is the first defining feature of the property, which the city hopes will become a community gathering space.

Special thanks to Josh Sharp, Kevin Atchley, Art Winslow, Jon Pheanis, Patrick Murphy, Jeff & Gabe Baltzell, Jim Akers, Dave Snodgrass and Mark Hardie for sharing a few hours of your Saturday morning to make this happen.


The results are beautiful! Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.


UPDATE: Holiday Heat Wave

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Although the fire chief has lifted the ban on legal fireworks, we expect the dry, hot weather to continue through the holiday weekend. The night time fireworks display will be scaled back for safety, limited to non-aeriel fireworks and sparklers for the kids. We encourage all residents to avoid exploding, aeriel fireworks for the safety of all residents. If fireworks are added back into the burn ban, the city will cancel the evening event in compliance with the ban.

The annual day time 4th of July festivities will go on as planned, starting with the parade at 1pm and the BBQ to follow at 3pm. We will be providing water at the event, but encourage everyone to be well hydrated and consider carrying additional water. Additionally, protect yourselves with sunscreen, hats, and shade.



Annual 4th of July Parade & BBQ

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Less than 2 weeks until the summer event everyone is waiting for…. the annual Maywood Park 4th of July parade & BBQ.

Get all the details on the flyer >

Decorating for the parade begins on Maywood Place at 12:30 and the parade begins at 1pm. The BBQ will follow at 3pm on Maywood Place and hamburgers, hotdogs, vegan burgers, veggie rice, potato salad, water and lemonade will be provided.

Don’t miss the excitement, which includes:

  • Penny scramble and other games for the kids
  • Street chalk competition
  • Best Maywood homemade cookie competition
  • Evening fireworks at “the bumpout” (non-aerial fireworks & sparklers for the kids)


Please RSVP by June 26th to help us get a better head count for food, or let us know if you are available to volunteer at the event: 503-329-9460 or


Spring Dumpster Daze is May 16th

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Reminder: Dumpster Daze is Saturday, May 16th from 8am until 2pm. Swing by with your yard debris and grab a donut or hotdog! Plus, Molly the Trolley will be set up on Maywood Place from 10am-noon, and volunteers from Friends of Gateway Green will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

  • Only yard debris is accepted and it must be loose or in yard debris bags (no plastic).
  • Cost is $10 a load.
  • The city no longer has access to pick up services, but we encourage neighbors to offer assistance to those who are unable to move their yard debris.

2015 Maywood Park Garage Sale

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Residents: Registration is open!

To participate, fill out and return this Sign-UpSheet with your $10 fee. Get your registration turned in by June 1st to:

  • – Make sure your sale items are listed in the buyer’s brochure
  • – Get your house on the brochure map
  • – Receive a yard sign
  • – Be entered into The MPAGS Raffle to win prizes such as: $25 Gift Card to Chevron at 102nd & Prescott, $25 Gift Card from Gartner’s Country Meat Market, $25 for Perfect Cup Espresso (behind Arby’s on Halsey), $25 for Molly the Trolley


For more information, visit the Maywood Park Annual Garage Sale Facebook page.

OLC Grant Update: Improving livability with Maywood Commons

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At last night’s city council meeting, several neighbors shared their ideas for how to use a $5K grant awarded to the city by OLC. The overwhelming focus was on creating a space for building community.

Residents on Shaver St. proposed Maywood Commons, a gathering space (located at the vacant lot at 9840 NE Failing Street) to strengthen our community, provide a safe and beautiful natural outdoor space for play and leisure, and host Molly the Trolley on a regular basis.

To learn more, please read the detailed proposal presented at the meeting. If you wish to share ideas and follow the progress of how the OLC grant money will be spent to improve livability in Maywood Park, please attend the first city council each month to join the discussion.

Maywood Commons proposal & budget >

Vote for the brightest Maywood home!

There’s still time to vote for the brightest home in Maywood Park! Get your vote in by midnight on Christmas night.20141222_175715

This year, Maywood residents are picking the winner of the annual lighting contest. To vote, send your name and address (used only to verify 1 vote per household), along with the address of the house you are voting for to or drop your vote in the city mailbox at the MHCC Maywood campus.

Voting is easy. The hard part will be picking the winner! If you haven’t done so already, take a stroll through the ‘hood this evening and bring your sunglasses. Maywood is merry and BRIGHT.