Celebrate Arbor Day with us on April 24th!

We have a full schedule for arbor day this year, especially if you like maple syrup!  Whether you're interested in an educational workshop, a tree walk, some good labor with a tree planting, or just in tasting our 2015 "Kelveden" Bexley urban forest maple syrup, we've got something for you!

Schedule of Events:
7:00 am+:
French Toast + Bexley Maple Syrup at Zoe's Cafe
8:00 am: Sawmill demonstration with Bexley hardwood (@ Bexley Pool Parking Lot)
10:00 am+:  Walnut Maple Ice Cream with Bexley Maple Syrup at Johnson's Ice Cream
11:00 am+: Purchase 8 oz. bottles of Bexley Maple Syrup at Urban Emporium (limited supply!)
3:30 pm: Planting of 8 Zelkova trees at Livingston and Sheridan Avenue (Peking Dynasty)
5:00 pm+: Bexley Maple Syrup Cocktail Hour at Giuseppe's Ritrovo 
All Day: Enjoy a self-guided arboretum walk.  Visit for our online map! 


2015 Bexley Community Yard Sale & Freecycle Event

On May 2nd, Bexley will be holding our second annual Community Yard Sale & Freecycle Weekend.  This is a great opportunity to sell some used items, and also to facilitate "freecycling" of unwanted items.  We'll also have a Goodwill drop-off point at City Hall for any leftover items.  For full information, and to register your property for the Saturday, May 2nd event, visit


2015 Summer Brochure & Activity Registration

The 2015 Summer Brochure is now available to view online, which includes full descriptions of our summer activities and events.  A hard copy of the brochure will be in the This Week Bexley Newspaper on Thursday, April 2nd. If you do not receive the brochure, there will also be hard copies available at Jeffrey Mansion, City Hall and the Library by Thursday, April 2nd.

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Greater Bexley Cleanup 2015 is April 18th!

Join us on Saturday, April 18 at 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. for the Greater Bexley Cleanup! We have a great selection of businesses that will be onsite at the Gateway South parking lot to take donations-- Goodwill (electronics, books, clothes, etc), Batteries Plus (including car batteries), DARN (bicycles for families in need), and ShredIt.

If you'd like to volunteer to help with our community cleanup, our online signup form will be live soon.  Volunteers will congregate at Pumphouse Park at 9:00 am, and the volunteer cookout will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  

Hope you can join us!


Statement Regarding Diversity and Inclusivity in the Bexley Community

Understandably, the community is concerned about a recent internet post regarding a query to a Bexley based business, in which the private business in question has reportedly denied a service based on sexual orientation.

The City is concerned as well. We are proud of our community's welcoming environment and encourage mutual respect and inclusivity.

Bexley, Ohio is a community that embraces diversity and welcomes businesses, families and individuals of ALL sexual orientation, race, religion, age, nationality, ethnicity, disabilities, socio-economic levels, etc. As an employer and a provider of services to our residents, we extend that same openness and inclusivity.

It is important to recognize, however, that the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce is a private entity. The City of Bexley has no authority in matters pertaining to the Chamber’s membership or operations. We also know that the Chamber, whose volunteer board members are working on responding to these concerns, has a voice that needs to be heard before any conclusions are made regarding their position on this issue.

We welcome any dialogue and conversation that continues to develop the kind of open community we can all be proud of.