Mayeda Park

Mr. Mayeda was born in Seattle, WA in 1916.  He moved to Colorado and graduated from Kersey High School, then earned a degree in Biology/Chemistry from Colorado State University in 1938.  Enlisting in the US Army Medics Corps., he served in Guam during WWII.  After enlistment, from 1945 to 1960, he farmed the area where Brighton Recreation Center and Clover Meadows now exists.  For 23 years he served as the District Manager of American Fertilizer in Henderson, CO.  He also managed the Terrace Inn Restaurant for 15 years.  During this time Mr. Mayeda was elected as City Councilman for Brighton and served for 7 years until his death in late 2000.  As councilman, he was instrumental and successful in making Brighton a Home Rule City and was a main force for elderly having comfortable Senior Housing.  Mr Mayeda's "dream" was a safe place for children to play in the area of 4th Street & Highway 85, needless to say, this park would have pleased him very much.  Even in his 80's he had a very youthful attitude toward life and was friendly to all.  He served on the Downtown Development Authority and wanted downtown lights, flags and flower baskets...that we all now enjoy.  April 2, 2002 the park located at 30 Jessup Street was named after Roy H Mayeda.