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”

holding broom at cleanup
dumpster being unloaded for cleanup
chili cook off

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.

Impact Stories

YOU have all inspired me with your activism, your voices and your courage.

– Fatima Shahnaz Iqbal-Zubair 

Thank you for the [Teen Summit]. My son learned a lot.

– Sayra Reyes

Had a great time participating in a neighborhood chili cookoff!

– Ryan Smolar


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