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Summertime Picnic in Rose Park on 6/22, Public Safety Town Hall Meeting on 6/25, Learn to Compost Workshop on 6/26, Neighborhood Clean-Ups, 4th Street Business Mixer


Join neighbors for the Annual Summertime Picnic in Rose Park on Saturday, June 22nd from 12 to 3pm. The Summertime Picnic in Rose Park will feature two live bands with music from Natural Hi-Fi and Brother Pines!

Safe Refuge will host the annual watermelon eating contest for kids and adults. We will have activities with Serbrina of Happy Lifts, face painting with Parks and Recreation, hot dogs, popsicles and more!

Bring your own picnic and chair. Family and friends welcome! Attendees will also have another opportunity to provide their ideas for re-imagining Rose Park with our placemaking survey, sponsored by the Port of Long Beach. Rose Park is located on 8th and Orizaba Avenue.




District 2’s Public Safety Town Hall. The town hall will be on June 25th, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Bixby Park

The purpose of this event is to have the community come in and listen from Long Beach Police Department East and South Division Commanders to discuss issues that are currently prominent in the community. This is a perfect opportunity to voice your concerns while having a conversation with LBPD. 


Register to learn how to compost with LB Recycles on Wednesday, June 26th from 6pm to 7pm. REGISTER HERE


Clean-up at Alder and Sage on Sunday, June 9th

Neighbors and business owners gathered at Alder and Sage on 4th Street to help clean up the litter in Rose Park Neighborhood. Join us for the next clean-up on Saturday, July 13th from 9am to 10am. Special thanks to Alder and Sage for coffee and donuts, to Vanessa of Litter Free Long Beach and all who showed up to be a part of the solution! Come clean up with us! Clean-up efforts are happening every month! Find us on Instagram @roseparklb or stay tuned right HERE …


Vanessa Acosta speaks to attendees at the 4th Street Business Mixer

Rose Park Neighborhood Association was invited to attend the 4th Street Business Mixer on Wednesday, June 12th at Alder and Sage with special guest Vanessa Acosta of Litter Free Long Beach. Vanessa spoke about the importance of keeping our coastal city clean of waste and debris and to encourage business owners and staff to take an active part in keeping our streets litter free. 4th Street Business Owners, staff, food writers, city agency staff and neighbors gathered to be part of the solution in keeping Long Beach a cleaner place to live!

Black History Month Celebration at Bixby Park, Graffiti Removal, Rose Park Construction Improvements & Tree Maintenance are Underway

Black History Month Celebration at Bixby Park

Join us at Bixby Park on Sunday, February 25th from 1:30-4:30 pm for an enriching Black History Month Celebration. This event will feature representatives from the LB Historical Society, the LGBTQ Center, Board President of the African American Cultural Center, Darick Simpson and special guest Donzaleigh Abernathy.

Come together with the community to honor and learn from the past, present, and future contributions of the Black community. All are encouraged to attend and participate in this meaningful event. All are encouraged to attend.

Free food from Robert Earl’s BBQ and Fluffy’s Sno-Balls while supplies last. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair.

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti at 7th and Dawson along the mosaic flower wall, also known as the “The Friendship Corner”

Residents Ed Campbell, Sylvia Salcedo and Cody Lusby quickly restored the mosaic flower wall known as “The Friendship Corner” on 7th Street and Dawson, after it was tagged with graffiti some time Wednesday morning.

Roses for Rose Park Cody Lusby brought supplies and paint to the site, and with the help of Sylvia and Ed, they worked together to restore the mosaic flower wall back to its original state. We are so grateful to our neighbors!

Ed Campbell (pictured left) and Cody Lusby (pictured right) at the mosaic flower wall on 7th Street and Dawson

Rose Park Neighborhood Association would also like to thank the residents who messaged us on Instagram @roseparklb about the graffiti. Please stay connected and keep us informed, and remember to use the GO Long Beach app to report issues such as graffiti, dumped items, potholes, and more!

Rose Park Construction Improvements & Tree Maintenance

Rose Park Gazebo on 8th and Orizaba Ave.

The gazebo is now temporarily closed to complete construction upgrades to the gazebo. Improvements are underway at Rose Park which include installation of six new lighting fixtures, a new electrical outlet along with two outlet security boxes beneath the gazebo and the four park benches underneath the gazebo will be repainted.

The contractor encourages park patrons to keep children away from the construction areas and activities.

Tree Maintenance is also taking place at Rose Park. Parks Recreation and Marine is currently removing dead or dying trees in City parks that pose a danger to park visitors. Rose Park Neighborhood Association will be reaching out to residents for input while working with city staff to determine what can be planted to restore our trees. For more information, please view the tree inventory report for Rose Park HERE https://www.longbeach.gov/globalassets/park/media-library/documents/maintenance-operations/rose-park-updated (the red squares on the report identify the damaged areas).

For questions or concerns, please email parkscip@longbeach.gov. The Rose Park Neighborhood Association will be offering community input events regarding Rose Park, so please stay tuned for future dates and times coming up!

For updates and contact information visit https://longbeach.gov/roseparkgazebo