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Beverly Hills City Council Approves Roxbury Park Playground Renovation

Roxbury PlaygroundThe Beverly Hills City Council voted at its September 23rd formal meeting to proceed with plans for the Roxbury Memorial Park Playground Renovation Project. Construction is anticipated to start in early October 2014 with completion in early spring 2015.

The final phase of renovation efforts to Roxbury Memorial Park will include a new innovative playground with rubber surfaces, overhead shading, sand and water play area, and a picnic pavilion.

“Beverly Hills has always placed a high priority on parks, recreation and community services,” said Steven Zoet, Beverly Hills Director of Community Services.

“Roxbury Memorial Park is a special part of our city’s rich history and an important place for learning, recreation and relaxation. These improvements will bring the playground up to a higher standard that is deserving of one of our most beloved community parks.”

Starting next month, Roxbury Park’s playground equipment will be removed and donated to Kids Around the World, a non-profit organization providing play equipment to children in underprivileged areas around the world. The equipment is scheduled to be given to villages in Ecuador and the Philippines.

During construction at Roxbury Park, residents are encouraged to visit other City playground sites including La Cienega Park, located at 8400 Gregory Way, and Coldwater Canyon Reservoir Park, located at 1100 N Beverly Dr.

For more information about Roxbury Park improvements or to receive current playground construction updates, visit www.beverlyhills.org/Roxbury or call 310.285.6840.

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