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Rose Park involved with local history project

There is much to learn about the formation of the Rose Park area and its relationship to the East 7th Street annexation to the City of Long Beach in 1909. CSULB graduate program funded by the LB Naval Heritage Memorial Fund is researching the development of our area between 1920 and 1930. Here is the recent piece at CSULB.

We’ve asked for a presentation by the CSULB gradate students and faculty sometime this Spring – will be sending out a community invite when that is set-up.



BIG heaRT Show!


For Immediate Release – January 21, 2017

For event info:



The Big heART Show

Feb 10th 6-8 pm: Preview 4pm-6pm

Rose Park Artists Showcase Talents At Annual RPNA Fundraiser

Cruise on over to the 3rd annual Big heART show coming up on Friday February, 10th.  We will be expanding the experience with two venues: Long Beach Skate at 7th & Obispo, and Hobo Jane Boutique at 7th & Newport.  More than 35 artists will be showcasing their work ranging from painting to photography, to sculpture, to wood crafts, and much more!

Let’s come together to appreciate the talents of our neighbors.  Come participate in the free interactive art exhibit and take a piece of art home.  The artists will be hanging and sharing information about their work as part of the “Meet The Artist” part of the show.  Go to our YouTube channel to meet a few of our great local artists.

Benefits from the art sale add to the RPNA Program Fund.  An important part of this fund is set up for interactive art programs with homeless and at-risk youth.  We have worked with Power 4 Youth, and held a mosaic workshop at the TAY Academy. This year our youth workshops will focus on fabrication of re-purposed and recycled materials for personal use or sales.

Join us on Feb 10th and explore new and interesting pieces of art.  Your support will make it possible for RPNA to keep helping our neighbors in need in more creative ways.   We will also be providing wine and cheese to set the mood just right.  If you or anyone you know would be interesting in participating in the art show, please email to get involved.  Artist submissions can be submitted up to the week before the show.

The show will have a sneak peek from 4pm-6pm and the program with “Meet The Artists”, free interactive art, and sales of art will be from 6pm-8pm.


LB Skate at 3142 East 7th Street

Hobo Jane’s at 3414 E 7th St

The historic Rose Park neighborhood is located in the City of Long Beach, California and just blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean between Cherry Avenue and Redondo Avenue to the west and east, and Fourth Street and Tenth Street to the south and north. The icon of our neighborhood is a small historic park located on Orizaba Avenue at Eighth Street.

The Rose Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) is a recognized nonprofit volunteer organization organized to represent the residents of this area and to protect and promote its interests. Our Association is responsible for one of the largest geographical association areas in the City, with more than 10,400 residents and two designated historic districts.