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Please join us for our annual Rose Park Peace Tree Lighting Ceremony


Each year at the start of the holiday season, RPNA and The Substance Abuse Foundation join together with neighbors all around to light a tree for peace, which is erected in the middle of our beloved park (8th St & Orizaba Ave). It’s one of favorite traditions, and one that we think matters—plus, it’s a whole lot of fun! Please join us for this year’s celebration, which will take place on Sunday, December 15th between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

There will be performers, holiday music, hot cider, chocolate, and cookies. A beautiful holiday tree will be placed in the middle of the park. You are invited—indeed, you are encouraged—to make an ornament for the tree. Our theme is PEACE so we ask you to include a message of peace on or with your ornament. We save your ornaments and we use them year after year, so we ask that you make them waterproof and non-breakable.

Bring family and friends, and celebrate the season!

[Image copyright (c) 2010 Geoffery Kehrig and made available under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license]

Join us this Sunday, Oct 27, at 10:00 am for a Rose Park clean up party!


Winter is approaching and our beloved park at 8th St and Orizaba Ave needs a little attention to help it through the season. A little pruning, a little weeding, a little washing, and lots of camaraderie! When we all share in the work, it’s easy and enjoyable!

Tools and supplies will be on-hand—all that’s needed is you! Join neighbors, RPNA members, and representatives of the RPNA board for enjoyable and fun morning.