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Rose Park and Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association are partnering up to host an Earth Day Celebration at Rose Park (8th and Orizaba Ave.) on Sunday, April 21st from 1pm to 4pm.

The Earth Day event at Rose Park is open to all and FREE to attend. Activities will include:

  • BUTTERFLY RELEASE in a screened enclosure
  • Tai Chi
  • Native Milkweed Giveaways (while supplies last)
  • Kids ART activity
  • Nature Books (while supplies last)
  • Plants for sale (courtesy of Long beach Organics)
  • FREE Birthday CAKE (served at 3 PM)

Hope to see you there!

Rose Park Neighborhood Meeting Recap & Exploring Park Equity Forum


Pictured left to right: Luis and Brenda Navarro, owners of Lola’s on 4th Street host the Rose Park Neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd
Pictured left to right: Charlene Angsuco of Public Works and Madeleine Spencer of Diamond Heart Enterprises

Lola’s on 4th Street hosted neighbors on Wednesday, April 3rd for an interactive neighborhood meeting that inspired ideas for programming and improvements at Rose Park on 8th and Orizaba. Charlene Angsuco of Public Works addressed the recent work done at the Rose Park gazebo. Madeleine Spencer of Diamond Heart Enterprise gathered ideas from neighbors about future improvements and programming at the park.

Residents shared thoughts about future improvements at Rose Park
Residents shared thoughts about future programming at Rose Park
Commander Michael Pennino of LBPD East Division
Vanessa Acosta of Public Works Litter Free Long Beach

Long Beach Police Department East Division Commander Michael Pennino provided public safety updates. Vanessa Acosta of Litter Free Long Beach encouraged neighborhood cleanups and participation. Rahul Sen, Chief of Staff for Vice Mayor Cindy Allen’s Office District 2 connected with residents and gave updates regarding street improvements. Neighborhood volunteers Ed Campbell, Cody Lusby, Sylvia Salcedo and Janna Vandenberg, were recognized for their hard work cleaning up the murals that were tagged with graffiti.

Pictured left to right: Ed Campbell, neighborhood volunteer and Gretchen Swanson, Rose Park Neighborhood Association Board Member

Stay tuned for the latest updates at www.rpna.org, Subscribe to our enewsletter, and follow us on Instagram @roseparklb for more opportunities to provide feedback regarding Rose Park, explore ways to get involved and meet your neighbors!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Neighborhood Clean up at 7th and Dawson Avenue and along 4th Street / Retro Row on Sunday, April 21st at 9AM.

Butterfly Release and Art in Rose Park to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 21st from 2PM to 4PM.

Art in Rose Park is back! Thursday, May 2nd from 3PM to 5PM.


This event is open to the community and FREE to attend. The open forum is a Partner Program with the Long Beach Community Design Center and the American Institute of Architects – Long Beach/South Bay Chapter. To attend, RSVP HERE