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The Maywood Park neighborhood is actually a city within a city. The City of Maywood Park was incorporated in 1967 to try and save the neighborhood from having an Interstate highway built through it. Maywood Park is a charming village tucked into the base of Rocky Butte. Its quaint homes and quiet streets make it ideally suited for family living. The area is shaded by mature trees. Although there are few sidewalks, the only traffic in the small neighborhood consists of local vehicles, making Maywood Park pedestrian-friendly.
A stretch of Portland’s 40-mile-loop forms Maywood Park’s southern and western borders. The loop is a multi-use path that crosses the Glenn Jackson bridge from Oregon into Vancouver, Washington. A small, grassy park near the path provides a place to sit and watch the joggers, dog-walkers, and cyclists pass by. Beyond the park is Interstate 205, with Portland International Airport just a few miles north. Prescott Street, with a Tri-Met bus route, borders the neighborhood on the north. The Red Line of Tri-Met’s MAX light rail system forms the eastern boundary along NE 102nd Avenue. The Red Line continues on to PDX.
To the west of the neighborhood, 817-foot-tall Rocky Butte adds drama to the Maywood Park landscape. A network of more than 100 rock-climbing routes and hiking trails wind around the extinct volcano cone, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Joseph Wood Hill Park, with a distinctive stone fortress, sits atop the butte. The Grotto, a 62-acre Catholic shrine, spans its north base.
Maywood Park children can walk to Prescott Elementary School and Parkrose High School. Mt. Hood Community College is in the northeast corner of the neighborhood. Worshipers in the area are close to Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, the Holy Nativity of the Theotokos, and St. Rita’s Catholic Church.