Max Square

Max Square is located on the corner of Adams Avenue and Fourth Street on the edge of the historic downtown district. 

The park has a small, lighted stage and concrete seating, providing a venue for community celebrations, musical events and the Farmer's Market.   There are no restroom facilities.  This facility is available to rent for your event.

Standing at the entrance of the park is a large bronze historiical reproduction of Cast Iron Mary.  The original Cast Iron Mary was erected on September 1, 1904, by the Women's Christian Temperance Union.  Her purpose was two-fold:  first to provide good, clean drinking water for people, horses and dogs; and, secondly, to entice the menfolk away from the numerous taverns found in La Grande at the time.   Built to last, Mary survived only twenty years.  On the night of April 22, 1922, George Noble, a local bootlegger, who was fleeing from police, lost control of his automobile and crashed into the fountain.  Mr. Noble escaped unhurt, but totaled both his automobile and Cast Iron Mary.    

  • Saturday Farmers Market
    Saturday Farmers Market
  • Bluegrass at Max Square
    Bluegrass at Max Square
  • F. Maxine Cook and Max Square
    F. Maxine Cook and Max Square
  • Cast Iron Mary and Flags
    Cast Iron Mary and Flags
  • Cast Iron Mary with Flags
    Cast Iron Mary with Flags
  • Farmers Market Across From Cook Library
    Farmers Market Across From Cook Library
  • Girl in Purple at Play
    Girl in Purple at Play
  • Kids Play in Max Square Bushes
    Kids Play in Max Square Bushes
  • Matt Cooper Quintent Plays for Farmers Market
    Matt Cooper Quintent Plays for Farmers Market
  • Art For Kids at Farmers Market
    Art For Kids at Farmers Market
  • Triathlete Shawn C. Visits Max Square
    Triathlete Shawn C. Visits Max Square
  • Welcome to Historic Downtown La Grande
    Welcome to Historic Downtown La Grande
  • A Venue for Musicians
    Music At Max Square
  • Statue - Cast Iron Mary
    Statue - Cast Iron Mary
  • Cast Iron Mary at Night
    Cast Iron Mary at Night