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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

Mobile Access Center & Fourth Fridays in November

Long Beach’s Mobile Access Center Continues Homeless Services Outreach Throughout November

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach continues to deploy its Mobile Access Centers (MAC) in select Long Beach areas weekdays throughout November, with an added location Downtown, and additional locations forthcoming. The MAC vehicles significantly lower barriers to providing case management services and other resources for people experiencing homelessness, as it allows the City’s Homeless Services Bureau outreach staff to conduct meaningful engagement and relationship building and start the intake process right on the street.

Throughout November, MAC vehicles will be stationed at the following locations from 9 a.m. to noon:


  • MacArthur Park (1321 E. Anaheim St.), near the basketball courtson Warren Avenue (west side of park)
  • Willow Street Metro Station (200 E. 27th St.), E. 27th Street turnaround near the shopping center
  • Tuesdays
  • Christian Outreach in Action (515 E. 3rd St.), parked on Linden Avenue
  • Scherer Park (4600 Long Beach Blvd.), parked on the east side of the park in the parking lot off Atlantic Avenue near the Long Beach Police Department North Division Station
  • Wednesdays
  • In the area of Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway) and Lincoln Park, parked on Ocean Boulevard in Downtown
  • In the area of the South Street and Cherry Avenue intersection, parked near the northeast corner of the intersection off South Street
  • Thursdays
  • Drake/Chavez Soccer Fields (903-999 Fairbanks Ave.); the van will be parked facing Los Angeles River near the parking lot located on De Forest Avenue just south of the soccer fields
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), Atlantic Avenue side of the park
    • Note the MACs will not operate on Thursday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving
  • Fridays
  • Alamitos Beach Parking Lot near the south end of the parking lot, at Shoreline Drive and Beach Access Road
  • Bixby Park (130 Cherry Ave.), parked near the corner of Cherry Avenue and East 1st Street

MAC vehicles will also be stationed from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the locations below:

  • Mondays
  • In the area of Elm Avenue and Second Street in Downtown
  • In the area of Billie Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway) and Lincoln Park, parked on Ocean Boulevard in Downtown
  • Tuesdays
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), Atlantic Avenue side of the park
  • Granada Beach Parking Lot (5100 E. Ocean Blvd.), parked near Roycroft Avenue and Ocean Boulevard
  • Wednesdays
  • 6th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, on 6th Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Avenue
  • Heartwell Park (5801 Parkcrest St.), parked in the parking lot of East Carson Street between Woodruff Avenue and North Bellflower Boulevard

As of Oct. 27, the MAC encountered and offered services in October to 485 people who are experiencing homelessness. To date, the MAC has 3,023 recorded engagements with people experiencing homelessness, and of those engagements, 1,683 services have been provided, including referral and transport to shelter, enrollment into the homeless services system, connections to community resources and basic services. To date, 913 people have enrolled as MAC program participants to receive ongoing case management support.

For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit longbeach.gov/homelessness and follow @lbhealthdept and @longbeachcity on social media and follow the hashtag #EveryoneHomeLB.