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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

Litter Free Long Beach, Graffiti on 7th Street & 2nd Sundays on Broadway

Litter Free Long Beach

Neighborhood leaders with Vanessa Acosta and Public Works team at the Long Beach Art EXPO

Neighborhood Associations from across the city of Long Beach gathered at the Long Beach Art EXPO in Bixby Knolls for a neighborhood champions meeting on Thursday, February 29th. Vanessa Acosta of Public Works Litter Abatement & Awareness Campaign, organized the meeting to get feedback from neighborhood leaders as to how to better connect residents with programs and services provided by the Public Works Department. More HERE …

If you are not aware of the many clean-up efforts going on in the city, we hope you will connect with one or start your own on your block or in your alleyway. Sign up HERE … or you can email us to get started at info@rpna.org. Vanessa Acosta of Public Works and her team will bring equipment, supplies and haul the trash away to help with the clean up.

We hope you will join us for another clean up on Saturday, March 16th starting at 9AM. We will meet in the parking lot with the mosaic flower mural on 7th and Dawson, AKA “The Friendship Corner.” Donuts, coffee and trash supplies will be provided. Feel free to RSVP to info@rpna.org.

The goal is to reduce the amount of trash we accumulate, and reuse when possible. Questions? Ideas? Email us at info@rpna.org.

Graffiti at Rivera’s on 7th Street

Rivera’s Restaurant on 7th Street was tagged with graffiti

Rivera’s Restaurant was tagged with graffiti this week and Roses for Rose Park Artist Cody Lusby and volunteers were quickly out cleaning it up. Please use the GO Long Beach app to report issues such as graffiti or DM us directly on Instagram @roseparklb.

Second Sundays on Broadway

It’s another 2nd Sunday of the month on Broadway! This Sunday, March 10th neighbors are invited to walk, skate, bike, stroll from Alamitos to Loma along Broadway from 12pm to 4pm. This event is organized by business along the Broadway corridor.