Join us for the neighborhood Holiday Party at Rose Park. Friends, family and neighbors welcome! Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, live music and a DJ this year at Rose Park. We will be lighting up the gazebo and filling the air with holiday cheer! See you this Thursday, December 15th at 7PM. This event is provided by Rose Park Neighborhood Association, Safe Refuge and our fantastic neighborhood volunteers!
Join us for the next Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club featuring: “Escape to Butterfly Ave” written by Long Beach resident and Author Max Evans. The meeting will be held on Friday, January 20th at Page Against the Machine at 2714 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814.
Page Against the Machine is now selling hardback copies of the book! Tell them you are part of the Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club at time of purchase. Stay tuned for more information! Time is still TBD! Reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Instagram @RoseParkLB to participate!
Bluff Park Neighborhood Association President Jeff Mallin brought together neighborhood associations on Sunday, December 4th in an effort to learn, strategize and develop stronger inter-association relationships. Participating Neighborhood Associations included Alamitos Heights Improvement Association, Alamitos Beach, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, Belmont Heights and Rose Park Neighborhood. Attendees discussed the 2021 report entitled: “The Roles and Contributions of Neighborhood Associations Within the City of Long Beach,” produced by Melissa Matthews, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration in the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Matthews provided attendees a brief overview of her research and findings via zoom. Access the Opinion Piece of Dr. Matthews HERE.
It was a night of team building and discussion around Dr. Matthew’s research which identified three main roles that neighborhood associations serve in their communities. Attendees identified their perceived success in each of these areas and outlined ideas for improvement. The three main themes included:
Developing community and improving the neighborhood.
Educating and engaging citizens.
Representing and advocating for the neighborhood.
The need for building community, relationships and trust with ALL residents and local businesses emerged as an important action for the neighborhood associations to continue in 2023. Attendees also highlighted the need for the voices, participation and ideas of youth and resident volunteers.
HOLIDAY PARTY AT ROSE PARK
The historic Rose Park neighborhood is located in the City of Long Beach, California