All posts by Danielle Potter Dague

Ornament Making, Holiday Party at Rose Park, and Roses for Rose Park Mural at Safe Refuge


Operation Holiday Heart Gift Bags, December 2022

In December, Rose Park Neighborhood Association teams up with Heart of Ida, a local nonprofit that supports Long Beach seniors in need with programs and services that sustain independence and connection within their community. The collaboration is a holiday project known as Operation Holiday Hearts,” which provides holiday gift bags of personal care packages to bring hope and joy to seniors during the holiday season.

On Tuesday, December 12th from 5pm to 7pm, friends and families of Rose Park Neighborhood will be on the patio of The Good Bar at 3316 E 7th Street making ornaments for the senior gift bags. We hope you will join us to give back to the seniors living in our community. Residents of Lutheran Towers, Redondo Plaza and Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center will be recipients of the holiday gift bags. Questions? Email


Face painting provided by Long Beach Parks and Recreation, hot cocoa, music, and fun! Neighbors and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, December 14th from 6 to 8pm at Rose Park on 8th and Orizaba Avenue. Email us with questions at

Roses for Rose Park Mural at Safe Refuge

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who joined us the weekend of November 11th to build community and connect with neighbors through the creation of the Roses for Rose Park Mural at Safe Refuge.

The Safe Refuge Mural is a neighborhood effort awarded to Rose Park Neighborhood Association, and in partnership with Roses for Rose Park Artist Cody Lusby. Special thanks to Janna Vanderberg for project organization and planning. This revitalization effort is funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support approved programs and projects within CDBG eligible neighborhoods. These funds assist a variety of public service projects focused on one or more of the following: blight reduction, financial or employment training, crime awareness, fair housing, health services, and/or mental health services in CDBG-eligible areas to improve neighborhood conditions and revitalization efforts.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to take part in the creation of Roses for Rose Park Mural … Questions? Email

Roses for Rose Park Mural at Safe Refuge on E7th Street and Obispo
Roses for Rose Park Mural at Safe Refuge on E7th Street and Obispo
Roses for Rose Park Mural at Safe Refuge on E7th Street and Obispo


Future Development of the Prospector

Hilco Development Services, a local development company in Long
Beach invites neighbors to an open house to discuss the future development of The Prospector and adjacent house located at 2400 E 7th Street and 684 Junipero Avenue. Neighbors immediately adjacent to the site are welcome to come and learn more about plans for the property.

Hilco Development Services will present their preliminary designs and give neighbors an opportunity to provide feedback and potential concerns for the project and with the site generally speaking.

Please RSVP to to attend.

When: Tuesday, December 13th 2023 @ 6:00PM until 7:00PM
Where: Alder and Sage, 366 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90814

Should you have any questions, contact Hilco Development Services via email at or


Enroll in Bike Share For All 

What is Bike Share For All?

In May 2023, the City of Long Beach launched Bike Share For All (BSFA), which provides Long Beach Bike Share memberships for $5 per year to individuals who are: 

  • 18 years and older, 
  • Live, work, or attend school in Long Beach, and 
  • Are enrolled in one of 18 qualifying assistance programs (including Calfresh, Utility Assistance, Section 8, etc.).  

BSFA members get 3 hours of daily ride time on Long Beach Bike Share, with access to more than 800 blue bikes at more than 100 docking stations. Credit, debit or cash payment options are available and a smartphone is not required to use the bike share system.  

More information about Bike Share For All: 

More information about Long Beach Bike Share: 

  • Long Beach Bike Share’s standard memberships are $15 per month or $120 per year. Pre-paid or pay-as-you-go options are also available. 
  • To apply for a standard membership, view a map of bike share hub locations, or learn more about how to unlock a bike, please visit the Long Beach Bike Share website: 

For additional inquiries, please contact Long Beach Bike Share between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. PST at or (562) 570-3456. Se habla Español.