Picnic in Rose Park, Mobile Recess Program, Fourth Fridays, Summer Food Program, & Native Milkweed Seedlings Giveaway


It’s the annual Picnic in Rose Park! Kids and adults will take part in the famous watermelon eating contest provided by Safe Refuge, cool off with the water balloon toss and race to the finish line with the sack race. This FREE event will also feature FREE hot dogs and music from George DJ Matrix. Please bring your own picnic and chair.

If you would like to donate to this event, volunteer or have questions, email info@rpna.org or DM us on Instagram @RoseParkLB.

Parks, Recreation & Marine Programs

Mobile Recess Program

The free Mobile Recess Program will bring trucks loaded with supplies and equipment to designated neighborhood streets and provide free recreational activities for youth ages 5 through 14 (Grades K-8).

Those interested in participating may register in person at any of the participating Mobile Recess locations, Space is limited and all sign-ups are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday & Thursday at Rose Park, Orizaba Avenue and 8th Street, 10 a.m. – noon

More information about the mobile recess programs can be found HERE or https://longbeach.gov/park/recreation-programs/youth-programs/mobile-recess/

Fourth Fridays on 4th Street

Summer 2023 on 4th Street

Summer Food Program

The City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine offer the Free Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Since 1979, the City of Long Beach has served over 2 million meals to children and teens between the ages of 1-18. The program was established to ensure that during summer school vacation, children would be able to receive the same well-balanced meals that they receive during the school year. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for Children is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).

Ages: 1 to 18 years old (Infant Meals Will Not Be Served)
Dates:  Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, August 25, 2023 

More information about the meal service sites HERE or https://www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation-programs/programs-and-classes/teen-centers/usda-summer-food-program/

Native Milkweed Giveaway