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Welcome to Youngstown

Welcome to Downtown Youngstown sign in foreground; ground-level city scene in background

2019 Youngstown Holiday Parade

Photo of 2018 Downtown holiday tree; event information.

2019 Youngstown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Friday, December 6th

  • Festivities begin at 5 PM
  • Parade starts at 6 PM
  • Tree Lighting follows the parade (approximately 7:30 PM)

Parade participants must register by November 16th.

For more event information, visit the following link:

2019 Leaf Collection

Photo of filled leaf bags

For City of Youngstown residents ONLY.

Pick up FREE paper leaf bags Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM, beginning October 1st (while supplies last), at Green Youngstown's office:

20 W. Federal St., Suite 602
Downtown Youngstown

Full paper leaf bags will be picked up at the curb for composting on your regular trash day, beginning on Monday, November 4th and running through Friday, November 29th.

For more information, contact Green Youngstown at (330) 744-7526 or

Youngstown SMART2 Network

SMART2 logo and artist renderings of proposed project design

The Youngstown SMART2 Network will connect Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology & Training centers in the heart of the Mahoning Valley region, by enhancing mobility, improving safety, and integrating technology into a modern and efficient multimodal transportation system in Downtown Youngstown that is responsive and adaptive to the needs of current and future users.

SMART2 will incorporate improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities, autonomous transit shuttles, transit waiting environments, green infrastructure, streetscaping, and wayfinding connecting major regional destinations that include Youngstown State University, Mercy Health, Youngstown Business Incubator, Eastern Gateway Community College, and WRTA Federal Station.