The Floral Neighborhood Association (FPNA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization 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. We are currently working towards the designation of a national historic district.
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 now in its 28th year! 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 2019, 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.
The FPNA also supports Santa Ana charities and this year donated $1,000 each to four local non-profit organizations:
SECOND CHANCE ORANGE COUNTY - Helps low-income individuals who are recovering from drug and alcohol addition and/or are experiencing homelessness become productive members of society.
THE FRIDA CINEMA - The only non--profit theater organization in Orange County, The Frida is dedicated to enriching, connecting and educating through the art of cinema.
WISEPlace - A local organization offering a community of housing and hope for women in crises.
Previous recipients include 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.
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