Maywood Park is located on 58th Street and Heliotrope Avenue and had its beginnings in the 1930's when the present-day baseball field was a large meadow. In the early 1950's Maywood Park became the home of the Golden State Baseball Association. The 1980’s saw major changes for the park as a swimming pool and tennis courts were constructed.
Maywood Park has hosted several famous sports athletes, including former San Francisco Giants player Marvin Benard, and former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Lou Johnson. In 2004, Maywood Park was host to a football clinic that featured former football Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders linebacker Rod Martin, San Francisco 49er, Dwight Hicks, Pittsburgh Steeler, Rick Moser, San Francisco 49er/Oakland Raiders, Charley Powell. An appearance from former world heavyweight boxing champ Mike Weaver was also made in 2004.
In 2017, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA began hosting the Dodgers RBI program now known as the Dodgers Dreamteam. This program serves youth from the ages 5 to 18. In addition, our local high school baseball teams host their home games at Maywood Park. This field is currently being transformed into a Dodgers Dreamfield.
Amenities (COMING SOON)
- Baseball Field
- Children's Play Areas
Southeast Rio Vista YMCA formally Maywood Activity Center (M.A.C.)
In 1997, construction began on a new $5.1 million multipurpose building that was funded through federal monies from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1999, the Maywood Activity Center, also known as the M.A.C was completed. The M.A.C provided programs and activities such as basketball, volleyball, aerobics, weight training to the residents of Maywood. In 2005, the Beijing Aoshen Olympians of the American Basketball Association (ABA) played their inaugural season at the M.A.C. After the season ended, they relocated to Azusa Pacific University Campus. The M.A.C was also host to the Maywood Buzz, which featured former NBA star Cedric Ceballos. They also belonged to the ABA.
In 2010, the City of Maywood was on the verge of bankruptcy attributed primarily to escalating costs related to public safety and legal costs amidst the impacts of an economic recession. In February 2012, as staff continued on its course to improve the City's financial position, the City Council approved several difficult yet necessary cost reduction measures. One of these measures included the closure of the Aquatic Center in the summer months. City staff explored several options and entered into discussions regarding a mutually agreeable long-term partnership with the YMCA. The partnership included the lease of both the Maywood Activity Center and the Aquatics Center . The YMCA would provide services and activities for all ages that included fitness classes, nutritional program, senior services, swim lessons, computer classes, youth and government, dance, and sports.The YMCA is a membership based program, but offers free and low cost non-membership programs to the community such as lunch and supper program, senior services, early learning readiness program (ELR), Youth and Government program and sports to name a few.
The YMCA is a course-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. During the height of COVID-19 pandemic they hosted grab-n-go events, provided internet access to families so the youth could attend on-line school and hosted vaccine clinics and testing.For information on activities and services offered at the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA please visit their website or call 323-588-2256.
Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday: 8:00 am - 12 pm / 4:00 - 8:00 pm Saturdays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sundays Closed