Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club:Escape to Butterfly Ave,” written by Author Max Evans, is a coming-of-age drama/comedy that highlights a skateboarding father striving to maintain a bond with his teething daughter during the Covid era. 

Longtime Long Beach resident, Author Max Evans will hold a conversation about his novel with attendees at Page Against the Machine on Friday, January 20th at 7PM.

If you are interested in participating in the next book club discussion, email to participate. Participants can shop local and purchase the book “Escape to Butterfly Ave” at Page Against the Machine at 2714 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. The book is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

*** The Rose Park Neighborhood Book Club is a resident-led initiative consisting of an informal discussion about books and topics of interest. Follow us on Instagram to stay informed!

Sign up to host a breakfast on your block with neighbors the weekend of February 11! If you are interesting in hosting a breakfast, sign up to participate with We Love Long Beach HERE.

Email the Rose Park Neighborhood Association at to let us know you are participating and how we can offer YOU additional support!

Safe Streets in Rose Park Neighborhood & New Board Members in 2023

Rose Park Neighborhood Receives America Walks Mini-Grant Award

Rose Park Neighborhood received an America Walks Mini-Grant Award in 2022 for the “State of the Neighborhood”
project that serves to create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. Take a look at the report summary below.

Access the Full Report HERE – Page 93.

Access the Rose Park Neighborhood Directory 2022 HERE

Rose Park Directory & Design by Artist Cheyne Ellet

Eric Copeland Joins Rose Park Neighborhood Association Board

Pictured: Eric Copeland

Meet Eric: Eric was born on the Island of Cyprus into a family of educators, farmers and ministers. He moved with his family to a University town in Kansas and then moved to California where he has lived since he was 12. He’s the youngest of 4 boys and spent all his youth playing as many sports as he could which eventually helped him get scholarships to attend College.

After a short time working in adventure education in Romania, he moved back to Southern California and worked in special education and then homeless services for about 10 years. He has a masters degree in social work from CSULB and is a licensed clinical therapist, currently working part time.

He is married to Kaney and has 2 children age 8 and 6 and has resided in Rose Park since 2016.

As a board member of We Love Long Beach, he’s been passionate about organizing social gatherings in local neighborhoods throughout Long Beach. Within his own neighborhood, he has hosted breakfasts, a block party and worked with local artist Cody Lusby to launch the Roses For Rose Park mural project.

After a brief relocation to New Zealand with his family, he is looking forward to being an active member of Rose Park again. His specific interests include mobilizing neighbors to host gatherings and block parties. He believes these events are an on-ramp to finding out what specific skills and talents are represented on each block.