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New 2019 Recycling Rules for South Park!

24 Oct

Recycling Update: You may be doing it wrong! The old rule — when in doubt, recycle it – no longer applies. The only recyclable items in the City of Dayton and Montgomery County are limited to: Plastic bottles and jugs Aluminum, tin and steel cans Glass bottles and jars Cardboard and paper bags Magazines, newspapers […]


11 Jul

Saturday, July 21, 2018. 9am-4pm 40 households in Historic South Park have cleaned out their attics and garages and will be selling their treasures to thrifters, Saturday, July 21st from 9a-4p. Tons of housewares including a stackable washer/dryer, antiques, furniture, baby clothes, pet items, books, lawnmowers, bicycles, historic salvage and collectibles. Even a raffle for […]

Kelley Deal of South Park Appears in BBC Special

12 May
Kelley Deal on the BBC

Our neighbor, Kelley Deal, appeared on the 2014 BBC documentary, “Joy of the Guitar Riff.” In it, she explains how Nirvana‘s hit, “Smells like Teen Spirit,” revitalized American guitar music as musicians and listeners began to turn away from what had become the bombastic stagnation of posturing stadium rock. Kelley Deal is a songwriter and recording artist best known as […]

Family soccer! Any given Sunday

24 Oct

You and your family are invited to Soccer Social Sundays. Held 10am-12N every Sunday in Burns Jackson Park until it gets too cold, this family event is for all ages and skill levels, and is coached by a former soccer pro! How great is that? South Park Soccer Social Sundays was created primarily for fun […]

Renew Membership, Give a Holiday Gift to South Park

10 Dec

The holidays remind us to be thankful. We’re very thankful for you. At year’s end, we always like to stop and take stock of what’s been happening in Historic South Park. We’ve welcomed lots of great new neighbors and spent some time with the old. We’ve seen a record number of individual rehab actions from people bringing […]

SPUG UPDATE! All Beds Are Taken

09 Apr

Head Gardener Nick Eddy tells us all 30 South Park Urban Garden (SPUG) beds have now been claimed by eager gardeners! It’s great to see so much interest. We look forward to a great planting season and a super fun harvest, along with other collective gardening fun. Stay tuned to find out what’s happening with […]

For Sale: 213 Johnson Street, 2BR, 1 Bath $63,900

03 Apr

Lovely historical home with built-in china cabinets in the dining room. Natural woodwork, wood floors, updated kitchen, decorative-non functioning mantle fireplace, more built in book shelves in living room,wonderful bath with tub, ceramic tile, stand up shower. Beautifully, landscaped yard with lots of flowers. Stone patio in the middle of the yard. BRAND NEW CARPET […]

Improving a Great Neighborhood Asset: the 35W Pedestrian Bridge

28 Mar
OD side of 35 pedestrian bridge

It’s great to know that the good work we do close to home helps the entire city become a better place to live! And a group of highly motivated young volunteers has its eye firmly on the big picture. Last year, the updayton Creative Communities team decided our neighborhoods, which are great community assets,  should be walkable, accessible, safe […]