Because Only Together We Can
Inspire to build a better community.
Who We Are
The Hidden Treasure of Long Beach
DeForest Park is the first neighborhood in all of Long Beach to form its own neighborhood association. There is an actual 24-acre park here running alongside the LA Riverbed with a club house, rest rooms, baseball diamonds, basketball, tennis and racquetball courts, sand volleyball court, horse trails, a nature trail and a bike path that can take you to straight to the Aquarium of the Pacific or downtown LA without ever crossing a street. The bike path goes directly along the river under all street-crossings.
DeForest Park is tucked away near the quaint, recently redeveloped “North Village” of Long Beach with easy access to Metro Blue line, the 710 and the 91 Freeways. We’re only 20 miles from downtown LA and only 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean! Our homes were built on generous lots here in 1945 and many have since been remodeled and enlarged. This is a safe and quiet neighborhood unknown to many residents of our fine city. That’s why some consider us “the hidden treasure of Long Beach”
What We Do
— We Find & Fund
When neighborhood projects, i.e. replanting planters, exceed project budget, we seek and apply for grants & ask for tax-deductible donations to cover those costs.
— We Build CommUnity
Whether it be our monthly meetings, Chili Cookoff, or Christmas Light Decorating Contest we build Unity through Community.
— We Strengthen
Our Dine Out 90805 program allows local restaurants to host a gathering of neighbors on a Monday, which is typically the least busiest night for a restaurant.
— We Educate
Our Annual Teen Summit helps area high school students learn what to do after taking the SAT and helps them prepare to strive beyond high school whether that be college or another professional trade.
— We Can't Do This Alone
Please consider making a donation to help fund our projects. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donations are tax deductible, and all online donations will receive an electronic receipt.