Roxbury Memorial Park

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Roxbury Memorial Park
Sign of Roxbury Memorial Park in Beverly Hills, California.JPG
Type Municipal
Location 471 South Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, California, 90212
Coordinates 34°03′31″N 118°24′25″W / 34.0586°N 118.4070°W / 34.0586; -118.4070Coordinates: 34°03′31″N 118°24′25″W / 34.0586°N 118.4070°W / 34.0586; -118.4070
Open 6a.m.-10p.m.

Roxbury Memorial Park is a public park in Beverly Hills, California.

Location[edit]

The park is located at 471 South Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, California.[1][2] It is surrounded by Olympic Boulevard, South Roxbury Drive, and South Spalding Drive.[2] It is a few streets away from the Beverly Hills High School.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The park is home to two lawn bowling and croquet greens, four tennis courts, basketball courts, children's playgrounds, locker shower rooms and restrooms.[1][3]

Moreover, since 1999, it has been home to a yellow rose garden in honor of Linda Tallen Kane, wife of David Paul Kane, a Beverly Hills businessman.[4]

In 2013-2014, a new clubhouse known as the Roxbury Park Community Center was constructed.[1] It will be dedicated on June 8, 2014[5]

Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club[edit]

It is home to the Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club founded in 1926.[6][7] It moved to Roxbury Memorial Park in the 1930s, when the first clubhouse was built.[7] Early players included actors Otto Kruger (1885-1974) and Edward Arnold (1890-1956).[7] Walt Disney (1901-1966) was also a donor and regular player.[7]

The Walt Disney Masters Singles are held once a year in his honor.[7]

Gallery[edit]

Roxbury Memorial Park
Roxbury Memorial Park Directory
Roxbury Memorial Park Directory 
Rules of use and conduct
Rules of use and conduct 
Lawn bowling and croquet instructions
Lawn bowling and croquet instructions 
Lawn bowling green
Lawn bowling green 
Another lawn bowling green
Another lawn bowling green 
Volley ball field
Volley ball field 
Seats
Seats 
Beverly Hills Little League sign on small building
Beverly Hills Little League sign on small building 
Rose garden in honor of Linda Tallen Kane
Rose garden in honor of Linda Tallen Kane 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The City of Beverly Hills: Roxbury Community Center & Memorial Park
  2. ^ a b c Google Maps
  3. ^ The Los Angeles Times: Croquet at Roxbury Memorial park
  4. ^ Elaine Woo, David Paul Kane; Flamboyant Stockbroker, The Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1999
  5. ^ Victoria Talbot, 'Roxbury Park Community Center Re-Opens June 8', The Beverly Hills Courier, May 30, 2014, pp. 1; 16
  6. ^ Beverly Hills Lawn Bowling Club
  7. ^ a b c d e Marc Wanamaker, Early Beverly Hills, Arcadia Publishing, 2005, p. 63 [1]