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Come out and volunteer this weekend to paint a rose mural. We are looking for volunteers to help paint 3 walls at Safe Refuge, located on 7th Street and Obispo Avenue! 

WHEN: Saturday, November 11th from 8am to 4pm

& Sunday, November 12th from 8am to 4pm

WHERE:  Safe Refuge on the corner of 7th and Obispo

If you would like to volunteer, DM Roses for Rose Park Artist Cody Lusby on Instagram @rosesforrosepark or email Rose Park Neighborhood Association at info@rpna.org. Volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver the day of the activity for participation and a mask will be required.

Join us to build community and beautify the neighborhood.  Even if you you don’t want to paint, come by and root us on. 

The Safe Refuge Mural is a neighborhood effort awarded to Rose Park Neighborhood Association, and with the support and partnership of Artist and Rose Park Resident Cody Lusby. This revitalization effort is funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support approved programs and projects within CDBG eligible neighborhoods. These funds assist a variety of public service projects focused on one or more of the following: blight reduction, financial or employment training, crime awareness, fair housing, health services, and/or mental health services in CDBG-eligible areas to improve neighborhood conditions and revitalization efforts.

2022 Year End Review & Looking Ahead in 2023

2022 Year End Review

Rose Park Neighborhood’s ArtWorksLBC Director Dawn Mendelson highlights the program’s engagement with nonprofit and community partners, art sessions in Rose Park, and the events we attended in 2022 in the graphic below.

Long Time Volunteer Sylvia Salcedo Joins the Rose Park Neighborhood Board

Pictured: Sylvia Salcedo

Meet Sylvia: “I’m a retiree, having worked as an investigator for the State of California for 20+ years.  I have lived in Long Beach for 24 years with the last 7 years in the unique and welcoming neighborhood of Rose Park.  My husband and I are active members of Rose Park Neighborhood Association since we moved into the area. I enjoy spending time outdoors, spending time with my close friends and family, meeting new people, trying new restaurants (and going back to my favorites), cooking, attending museums, concerts, musicals, traveling, going to the movies (The Art Theatre is my favorite), and indulging in a breathtaking red wine, martini and margarita (not together).  In my spare time, I volunteer at a number of local nonprofit organizations, advocate for seniors, and my husband and I routinely do a neighborhood cleanup in our area. I am passionate about advocating for my neighborhood and for vulnerable and underserved children and seniors, and promoting a greater sense of community within my neighborhood.”