Building A Community of Neighbors


Our neighborhood is nestled against freeways but still contains major natural resources, such as Rocky Butte and Gateway Green. We are also home to The Grotto, Madison High School, and Jason Lee K-8 School. We are part of the Central Northeast Neighborhood Coalition.

Rocky Butte Natural Area and Rocky Butte State Park add history, trails, and scenic views to the neighborhood.

Gateway Green is transforming an unused swath of land between freeways into a center for biking and other activities.

Dharma Rain Zen Center is transforming a plot of land which was once a center of controversy and contention into a zen garden of neighborhood pride.

A group of committed neighbors joined together, with the help of the Urban Farm Collective, to create the Beech Street Community Garden.

The Grotto is a place of peace and sanctuary and also home to the annual Christmas Festival of Lights–featuring a multitude of seasonal lights and choirs singing seasonal songs.

Glenhaven Park, shared between the Madison South and the Roseway neighborhoods brings children out to play, athletes out to compete, walkers to stretch their legs, and skateboarders to test the contours of the skate park.


Latest News

MSNA Board and General Meetings via Zoom Thursday August 5, 2021

Hello Neighbors- Here Comes Summer! We’ve scheduled our next (virtual) meetings for Thursday, August 5. We will be holding a Board meeting at 6;30; all are welcome. Immediately following will be our General meeting at 7 pm. You may join us by video or by audio, please check out the information below.  We recommend that…

SOLVE Madison South Neighborhood Association Cleanup Saturday, August 7, 2021

Hello Neighbors! Please join us for our next SOLVE neighborhood cleanup on August 7, 2021 from 10 am – 12 noon. We will be meeting at Glenhaven Park and spend those few hours together helping make Madison South along 82nd Avenue more beautiful! All equipment will be provided, all welcome. Minors must have adult present…

Resources for Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Medical professionals at, after connecting with communities across the US, noted that the vast majority of people who need treatment for alcohol abuse do not seek it. Part of the reason that many people choose not to get help may be the blurred lines between socially acceptable drinking and alcoholism. They created a guide…

Helpful Hints to Prevent Bike Theft

Hello Neighbors- From our friends across the Pond: Here’s a helpful link to keep all your two and three wheeled conveyances safe:

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