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Nov. 1: Yard Debris Service Change

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We received over 90 responses to our survey asking for feedback on our current garbage and recycling service and your thoughts on additional services that would benefit the city. More than 75% of respondents indicated that they would like to see more frequent yard debris pick up, and the city has been working with Heiberg to refine our current service plan to accommodate this need. The following changes will go into effect on November 1st.

1. Yard debris will be picked up weekly (yard debris ONLY…. NO food waste) on Thursdays
2. Rates will increase approximately
$3.60 per month (the cost of about 1 additional bag of yard debris) for every resident
3. The city will no longer be hosting Dumpster Daze in the spring and fall.

Point 3 above is a bittersweet one for the city, as Dumpster Daze originated as more than just an event to dispose of yard debris. This bi-annual event was an opportunity to gather and commune with neighbors over coffee, donuts and chili dogs (and, of course, to dispose of yard debris). Over the years, we lost our vouchers from Metro and saw the event costs rise as paid participation dropped. The result: the event no longer makes financial sense for the city.

As always, the city will consider special circumstances that may require hosting a one-off yard debris event or storm-related clean up.

Reporting Public Safety Issues

Emergency 9-1-1
For life threatening situations, crimes in progress or situations where an officer is needed immediately. 24-hour number.

Non-emergency, 503-823-3333
This number handles jurisdictions within the metro area.

Park Ranger hotline at 503-823-1637
Non-emergency security issues in parks specifically can be reported to the Park Ranger hotline at 503-823-1637. They respond to calls for services, prioritize them, and take action as appropriate and as resources permit.  Please note that criminal activity and gross misuse of public space continues to not be tolerated. If you see a crime in progress please call 911.

Taste of Parkrose 10K through Maywood

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On June 25th, Historic Parkrose is putting on a 5K/10K run through the Parkrose area. A portion of the 10K route will come through Maywood Park. The goal for the event is 200 participants, and those running in the 10K will be passing through our fair city between about 9am and 10am. Please be aware of the event and exercise caution when exiting and entering the city during that time.

Route through Maywood Park:

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Learn more about the event on the Historic Parkrose website, or sign up to participate in the run.

Public Safety Activity: March Report

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We are fortunate to have Lt. Joel Wendland, our public safety liaison from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, attending the second city council meeting of each month (barring any emergencies). Each month, Lt. Wendland reports trends on public safety activity within the city.

Learn more by reviewing the March 2016 Activity Report, and by attending a city council meeting to meet Lt. Wendland.

Last Chance to Visit Molly this Thursday, May 19th

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Thursday, May 19th will be My Street Grocery’s last stop in Maywood Park. During the year that Molly visited Maywood, she has had a few loyal followers who visited her each week. However, we just weren’t able to provide the consistent flow of business to continue with the weekly market. My Street Grocery is reconsidering nearby locations, and will keep the city informed if they set up in a surrounding area.

Please help us give Molly a proper send off by stopping by between 3-5pm this Thursday near Maywood Commons to say goodbye.

A HUGE thank you to residents Kevin Atchley and Lalena Dolby for bringing Molly the Trolley to Maywood. The weekly convenience and opportunity to commune with neighbors was a gift to the community!

Annual City Garage Sale: July 15 – 17

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The annual Maywood Park Garage Sale has been scheduled for July 15 – 17. Sale hours will be Friday from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 9am-2pm.
During the week of May 16th, committee members will be distributing sign-up sheets, which you can also download here. If you don’t receive a sign-up sheet or are unable to access online, please call 503-358-6393 or email All sign-up sheets and registration fees are due by July 1st.
The committee will once again have a drawing for gift certificates to area businesses. All registered garage sale participants will be entered into the drawing. The drawing will be held at 2:30pm on July 17th and winners will be announced via Facebook and Nextdoor at 3pm.
The annual Maywood Park Garage Sale is a volunteer-run event, 100% fueled with the hard work and generosity of city citizens. If you are interested in participating in the committee, pleasecall 503-358-6393 or email

Garbage & Recycling Survey

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Over the past several months, the city has received requests for, and questions about, potential changes to our garbage and recycling services. We’ve had representatives from Heiberg, our community hauler, attend city council meetings to discuss feedback on the changes to Portland’s program, and we’ve researched options for changing and enhancing our own program.

Now it is time to let us know what you think! Take this quick survey and let us know your thoughts on our current service and your level of interest in service changes.

Take the Survey >

Easter Time in the City

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our annual Easter egg hunt today! It was so wonderful to see so many friends and neighbors gathering around Maywood Commons, our new city center!


The kids were treated to a special visit by the Easter Bunny!


Extra special thanks to Patty Meighen and Gayle Burrow (pictured below) for organizing the event, and to Sam Lund for loaning her yard again this year!


On Wednesday, 16 volunteers gathered and stuffed thousands of plastic eggs with candy and goodies, all of which were cleaned up fairly quickly by the Maywood kiddos!

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A few lucky kids found the eggs with the golden coins and got to go home with a special gift.

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But it wasn’t only the kids that were enjoying the beautiful day!