Spring Spruce Up

May 22 and 23, 2021

Join your neighbors for our annual Spring Spruce Up event to beautify our neighborhood and ensure accessibility for all. We invite Tangletown residents to clean and beautify their sidewalks, boulevards, and parks as a community on May 22nd and 23rd. Commit to our Spring Spruce Up event to make sure you don’t put off planting that garden, trimming those bushes/trees, or sweeping up that winter sand. We’ll provide yard waste bags and litter pick up supplies for those who register plus we’ll have a limited number of gift cards to Tangletown Gardens to giveaway. Pick up of items will run on Saturday May 22 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Washburn Water Tower. If you’re unable to pick up during that window, please let us know and we’ll do our best to drop them off at your home.


Compost Pick Up Fundraiser

Have you ever wondered what happens to your organics recycling? Here’s your chance to have your food scraps turned compost right in your yard! Our commercial compost site will deliver a load of compost and neighbors can stock up for all their gardening needs. Bring your own fillable containers or fill a provided bag for a suggested donation of $2 per 20lb bag of compost or equivalent.  The compost pick up will take place in the Mayflower Church parking lot (106 E Diamond Lake Road) from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, May 22nd.  First come first serve.

If bringing your own refillable containers or shovels for loading, please ensure all dirt is cleared from your items to ensure no spread of invasive jumping worms.

Don’t have a yard? Our parks need your help

Our wonderful parks and schools could use some sprucing up too!  We would love to have our neighbors commit to pick up litter and help beautify our public spaces.  Let’s spruce up all of Tangletown for everyone to enjoy!

Washburn Water Tower Spring Sprucing

Each year we organize volunteers to maintain our Washburn Water Tower landscaping by watering and weeding throughout the summer. This year, we’re kicking off the season with a spring cleaning of the area on Saturday May 22 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Sign up to help on our here.


Sign up online here by May 19 and you’ll receive free yard waste bags or litter clean up supplies (pick up May 22 10:00am-2:00pm at the Washburn Water Tower or we can arrange delivery if needed), friendly reminders, and helpful information like:

  • Pollinator friendly, salt resistant, low water-use plants
  • Plants appropriate for planters
  • City rules for boulevard gardens
  • Guidelines for improving accessibility for all residents
  • Maintenance tips and suggestions