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 >
There’s still time to vote for the brightest home in Maywood Park! Get your vote in by midnight on Christmas night.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This year’s annual Christmas tree lighting will take place on December 6th.
Gather at the bump out on Maywood Place at 6PM to witness the official start of Maywood’s Christmas season. Stay for coffee, hot chocolate and seasonal mingling with friends and neighbors. Have a favorite holiday goody you’d like to share? Bring it!
Thanks to everyone who came out Thanksgiving weekend to help prepare the Maywood tree.
Join us for healthy food & community! Molly the Trolley will be parked along Maywood Place on Saturday, December 6 from 10am – 2pm.
Want to see Molly the Trolley come to town on a regular basis? Click here to complete a survey. This will help define when Molly the Trolley comes to town, and what it stocks for you. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X3GXKBF
THANK YOU to Amelia Pape and Whole Foods Market for continuing to help make our community a fantastic place to live. There are many ways you can join us in helping show our appreciation for this commitment:
SHOP! When you shop at Molly the Trolley you ensure that Maywood Park will benefit from its own community grocery into the future!
SPREAD THE WORD!
- RSVP to the Facebook event
- Knock on your neighbors’ doors and invite them to shop at Molly the Trolley on 12/6.
- Know anyone in the surrounding neighborhoods of Parkrose, Sumner, Madison South or Roseway? Invite them too!
Did you know Molly the Trolley accepts cash, cards and SNAP dollars? This means convenient access to healthy food for everyone!
Saturday, November 8th marked the third annual Maywood Park 5K, an annual tradition that takes runners and walkers on a scenic autumn foot tour of every street in the city.
The turnout for this year’s event was great! We had 43 registered participants ranging in age from 11 to 77 years old. From first-timers to speed demons, runners and walkers enjoyed a (fortunately) clear, crisp day among Maywood’s colorful trees.
To view and purchase photos from the event, visit: http://hpstudios.shootproof.com/5k (Password: 5k)
We also had a special visit from Molly the Trolley, the My Street Grocery mobile grocery store. Thanks to resident Kevin Atchley who organized the visit, and worked with community members at the finish line to gather feedback on the experience.
We also had record participation from the community for this year’s event. Volunteers from within the city set up, cleared and secured the race course, registered participants, directed runners and walkers, served refreshments, coordinated with community businesses for prizes and donations, and showed everyone what an amazing city this is! Big thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered – YOU made this event a huge success.
Thank you to our community sponsors:
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My Street Grocery, in partnership with Whole Foods, is a mobile fresh food store focused on improving access to healthy foods. The pop up grocery store arrives weekly in various neighborhoods by trolley (Molly the trolley), which is stocked with foods targeted to the communities it serves.
The City of Maywood Park is excited to welcome Molly on Saturday, November 8th, at the finish line of the 3rd Annual Maywood Park 5K. Stop by, say hello, browse the selections (available at or below store prices!), and learn more about how My Street Grocery is promoting health and community. She’ll be parked on Maywood Place near Mason St.
Join your neighbors for a Howl-oween celebration of Maywood’s 4-legged residents this Sunday, October 26th. Gather near the cul-de-sac on Maywood Place at 1PM, rain or shine! Costumes (on humans and dogs) are encouraged, but not required.
The City of Maywood Park and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office have received several calls and emails over the past few months reporting strangers going through their garbage and recycling bins on Wednesday nights or Thursday mornings.
A Maywood Park resident volunteered her time to create and print weather-proof stickers to warn that unauthorized collection from residential garbage and recycling bins is prohibited, The City of Maywood Park passed an ordinance (No. 2012-2) that makes it unlawful for any person, other than the owner or person authorized by law or the City Manager to collect refuse or recycling.
A group of volunteers will begin affixing the stickers to residents’ bins beginning this week. Distribution will begin at the north end of the city and take a handful of weeks to complete.
To celebrate its 40 year anniversary, the Oregon Community Fund (OCF) has awarded a $5,000 grant to each of the Oregon cities that had not yet received an OCF grant. The City of Maywood Park is one of those cities!
The city is inviting current residents to submit their ideas for projects to be funded with this grant. The chosen project will need to be funded in full by the $5,000 budget and require minimal ongoing maintenance. Most importantly, the funds must be used to directly benefit and improve the quality of life for Maywood Park citizens!
If you have an idea of how you would like to see the grant used, please plan to attend the Maywood Park City Council meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7PM to present your idea. Please be sure your project includes a budget detailing the cost of your proposed project.
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 3rd annual Maywood Park 5K!
This is the only race we know of where participants get to walk or run every single street in an entire city. Join us in exploring the quiet, tree-filled community of Maywood Park on Saturday, November 8th. The course begins at the base of Rocky Butte at NE 92nd & Skidmore St, crosses over I-205 on Prescott, and then winds through each street in the city of Maywood Park.
Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome! Cost is $15 for adults, and is free for high school students with valid ID.
Registration costs for this event are kept low to encourage community participation. Any proceeds from the race will be donated to the American Heart Association.
To register and to learn more about the event, please visit: AthletePath.com.