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The Floral Neighborhood Association (FPNA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community organization (EIN: 33-0908244) committed to developing a sense of unity within and preserving the integrity of our neighborhood. All residents and non-resident owners within Floral Park’s defined boundaries are members of FPNA. The neighborhood boundaries are, to the south, the north side of 17th Street; on the west, both sides of Flower Street; to the north, both sides of Riverside Drive; and on the east, the west side of Broadway.
The Floral Park Neighborhood Association is an organization made up entirely of volunteers. Our mission is to preserve the integrity and historical significance of our homes and to develop a sense of unity within the Floral Park neighborhood. We aim to educate the neighborhood and surrounding communities of the historical significance of our neighborhood, its architectural value and the impact it has had since its origin.
On February 2, 2023 Floral Park was officially approved as a federal and state recognized Historic District. We are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior. This is a significant achievement. We are now the largest historic district in Santa Ana and the second largest in Orange County.
Floral Park is a diverse, inclusive and very social community where neighbors greet each other with a friendly smile and a hearty hello. There's a neighborhood garden club, walking club, LGBTQ social group, Gay Neighbors Families & Friends group, Families of Floral Park group, book clubs, and even a garden swap club. In addition, each year, the FPNA presents an outdoor summer concert, a family holiday party, a holiday home decorating competition, the holiday walk of lights, quarterly mixers, Chili Cook-off, 4th of July Freedom Fest block party, and, of course, the Floral Park Home & Garden Tour! There's no lack of social activities here!
Another purpose of the FPNA is to give back to the community. Each year, we award scholarships to Santa Ana students. In 2022, thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, the success of the annual Floral Park Home and Garden Tour and other fund raising efforts, we were able to award scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to fourteen Santa Ana students. In keeping with our mission statement, these scholarships are designed to recognize and honor young people for their own individual volunteerism, to acknowledge their efforts in giving of their own time and commitment to the community in hopes that they will be encouraged to continue their educational goals and service to others. In addition, six local charities received gifts of $700 each including:
• MOMS OC - Providing free access to pre-natal care, health screenings, health education and referral services.
• OC CENTER FOR THERAPEUTIC ARTS - Providing elementary and middle school students a program in the area of Arts and Culture
• SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA - Helping students continue their musical studies after they graduate.
• SANTA ANA POLICE EXPLORERS - A career-oriented program that gives young individuals (ages 14-21), the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement.
• WISE PLACE - The only Orange County-based nonprofit leading the effort to end homelessness for unaccompanied women
• THE WOODEN FLOOR - Working to transform the lives of young people in low-income communities through the power of dance and access to higher education.
Previous recipients include Second Change Orange County, Santa Ana Police Cadets/Explorers, The Frida Cinema, WISEPlace, Build Futures, TKO Boing, F.A.C.E.S., Luv Bugs Rescue, Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, Santiago Elementary, Wooden Floor, Taller San Jose, South West Community Center, Santa Ana Pony League, Family Assistance Counseling & Education, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County, KidWords, Assistance League of Santa Ana, Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts School, Discovery Science Center, Mercy House, Latino Health Access, CASA, Santa Ana Northwest Little League, Mary's Shelter, City Parks, Grain Project, Willard Intermediate School, SAS Schools, Orange County Educational Arts Academy and Santiago Creek Watershed.
Read More About Floral Park:
Los Angeles Times: Neighborhood Profile
Los Angeles Times: Oasis To Be Envied
OC Register: OC's Most Vibrant, Historic & Distinguished
OC Register: The Castle House
Los Angeles Times: Fanciful Floral Park
OC Register: Floral Park Revival
OC Register: Pretty Yet Practical
What's Up OC: Floral Park Home & Garden Tour
Out and About Orange County: Floral Park Home & Garden Tour
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