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Community Meeting at Rose Park, Garden Club & Bring your Own Week in Long Beach


Photo sketch of proposed Rose Park Improvement Project – still to be determined

Rose Park Residents, local business owners and friends of Rose Park are invited to a community meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to Rose Park on 8th and Orizaba Avenue.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 4 to 5PM. We hope you will join us to give your input on these suggested improvements below.

Some of the improvements to Rose Park INCLUDE:

• Remove mosaic fill with concrete and stamp with
rose design
• Remove rose bushes
• Fill and pave planters
• Install small table and chairs
• Replace rose trees with drought tolerant plants
• Install gazebo lighting on the periphery
• Install locked electrical outlet
• Repainting


• Display Light
• Parks, Recreation and Marine does not maintain; susceptible to vandalism
• Up-lighting on trees
• PRM does not maintain up lights on trees
• Traffic calming measure in round about
• Round about is included in the Mid-City Bicycle
and Pedestrian Connections project that received
grant funding for improvements led by Public
Works Mobility team. For more information
contact Ricardo Light at

Questions or thoughts? Reach out at info@rpna.org


Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association is launching a local and FREE GARDEN CLUB, open to individuals and families who share a common interest in gardening. The Garden Club Kick-Off Event will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at 4:00 PM at 246 Obispo Avenue.

The goal is to maintain and support common, designated Bluff Heights areas (like the roundabout at Vista/Orizaba and Corto Place on Broadway), to share best-practices in gardening and seed/plant exchange, and promote relevant city, county, and state incentive programs (such as lblawntogarden.com, free city sources for compost/mulch, water storage barrels incentives, etc).


There is a lot we can do to reduce waste. LB Reuses, a coalition of AlgalitaBYO Long BeachEthikli and Long Beach Recycles, is launching the first BYO Week!

The first Bring Your Own week in Long Beach is a way to encourage folks to use reusables (cups, containers, bags) and reduce the amount of single use waste they are generating. BYO starts on Sept 29th and goes through Oct 7th at participating businesses.

LB Reuses, a coalition of AlgalitaBYO Long BeachEthikli and Long Beach Recycles, is launching the first BYO Week! It’s a week of fun FREE activities, and opportunities to visit local businesses with reusable cups, bags and containers, collect stamps and win prizes! 

View a list of participating businesses HERE. For more information visit LongBeach.gov/lbrecycles

Resources for Long Beach Families!

Free After School Programs for Youth

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine offer Free After School Programs to engage youth ages 5 to 12 with educational and engaging activities during the after-school hours Monday thru Friday.

The After School Program is a free drop-in program where registered participants may come and go as they please. Participants will receive homework assistance and enjoy enrichment activities and games. 

Pre-registration for the After School Program is required. To register, participants can visit the park of their choice during their designated hours now until all spots are filled.

Additional information about the After School Programs and other activities for youth is available at LBParks.org or by calling 562.570.3150.

CLICK HERE to see a list of participating Long Beach parks and times associated.

AOC7 & Rose Park Neighborhood

Join us for a joint community meeting with AOC7 Neighborhood Group on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30PM at Manazar Gamboa Community Theater. Safety, Housing and the bike infrastructure in and around 10th Street will be discussed.

Long Beach Early Learning Hub

For Families, Childcare Providers and Businesses https://lbearlylearninghub.org/

Best Start Central Long Beach Community Resource Guidebook