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Neighbors at the “Friendship Corner” on E7th Street and Dawson Avenue

We are gathering community input from renters, business and homeowners to transform alleyways and surrounding areas into safe and accessible spaces that neighbors can utilize for connecting with community.

We are offering neighbors two opportunities to share their voice, vision and ideas for improving the area around Dawson Avenue and E7th Street.

Wednesday, November 17th at 9AM neighbors will walk with LBPD East Division Patrol Resource Officer Brendan Murphy. Officer Murphy is familiar with conducting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) evaluations. Neighbors will share concerns and provide input. Meet at 621 Dawson Avenue on the SW corner of E7th Street and Dawson Avenue at 9AM in the parking lot of the flower wall.

Saturday, November 20th from 9AM to 12PM we invite you to meet at the “Friendship Corner” at 621 Dawson Avenue on the SW corner of E7th Street & Dawson Ave. (look for the Rose Park canopy and mosaic flower wall). Show up and share your voice, vision and ideas for area improvement.

Neighborhood walks along Dawson Avenue starting at 9am, 10am and 11am.

ArtWorksLBC, our community art and wellness program will be out beautifying the Dawson wall with mosaic flowers.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Chalk art available for kids to create their vision of a healthy, safe and clean neighborhood!


Email info@rpna.org for more information. If you are interested in volunteering for clean up, we are looking for volunteers on Wednesday, November 17th from 9am to 10am and Friday, November 19th from 10am to 12PM to prime and paint for the next mosaic wall installation. To volunteer, please email info@rpna.org.

Neighbors at the “Friendship Corner” mosaic wall

a holiday card & an important message …

Starting in March, things appeared to be up in the air for Rose Park Neighborhood Association. Like many Long Beach nonprofit organizations, we wondered how to move forward with the series of events, resident-led initiatives and street actions. How do we stay connected to residents and their needs during this time, while pressing issues are rising to the surface?

The past 10 months highlighted much needed services for our most vulnerable residents and demanded that we work with community partners to implement real change for safer streets that no longer allows pedestrian fatalities and works to slow traffic speed. This year provided an opportunity to slow down, identify, connect, and develop new partnerships to work toward solutions and action in 2021. If any of these initiatives speak to you, we hope you will join us by emailing info@rpna.org. 2021 priorities include:

Pedestrian & Street Safety

Food Security for Older Adults 

Friendship Corner Mural at Dawson & 7th Street – vacant space revitalization

Alleyway Improvement – walkable spaces & places

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