Roxbury Park Community Center project
NEWS UPDATE! September 2013 framing has taken place.
August 14, 2013 Start of foundation being laid.
August 2, 2013 letter sent to residents: click HERE.
Work is progressing on field improvements, the new field restrooms and playground equipment. See the PowerPoint presented at the July 30th special meeting of the Recreation and Parks Commission and City Council liaison for more information.
Ground is broken! On Tuesday, June 4 2013 the official Ground Breaking ceremony was held and the construction of the future Roxbury Park Community Center is underway.
On Tuesday, June 4 from 2 - 2:30 pm the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Roxbury Park Community Center took place.
On May 7 the Beverly Hills City Council approved the bid for the new Roxbury Park Community Center. Fencing goes up around the existing Roxbury Community Center on Thursday, May 16. The Community Center, south parking lot and basketball courts will be fenced off. All logistical details are located in the FAQ section, below.
From toddler art to senior movie screenings, from dancing to workshops on using social media, from summer camps to resident birthday parties and from the annual Senior Health Fair to Woofstock, Roxbury hosts the programs that bring the Beverly Hills community together. We invite the Beverly Hills community to follow the progress of the new Roxbury Park Community Center from inception to groundbreaking to grand opening.
Click here to skip to the Frequently Asked Questions Section, which includes information on preschool, tennis and programming. If you can't find the information you're looking for on this page, please contact us.
Programming currently located at Roxbury Park has been temporarily relocated in anticipation of construction.
(Above: park entry view and the interior courtyard.)
The new Roxbury Park Community Center is beginning to take shape. Based on input from park users, neighbors and visitors, the new Community Center has many innovative features and modern improvements. The new facility is envisioned as a light-filled space with lots of glass so that the park, in essence, can come inside. It will have an entire suite dedicated to the needs of seniors, a larger multipurpose room to provide for community gatherings, teen dances and cultural programs, and a larger library annex.
Both interior and exterior spaces will be improved, including the creation of an indoor-outdoor courtyard where patrons can enjoy park views. New playground equipment will be installed, the park restroom will be rebuilt and athletic field drainage issues will be addressed. With new technologies and sustainability measures such as solar panels on the roof, we are ensuring a Community Center that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Did you know? Roxbury Park serves about 4,560 meals annually to seniors in need, provides 20 young children with an outstanding preschool experience, hosts eight specialty youth camps each spring, winter and summer break, is home to both the popular Beverly Hills teen and senior dances and offers over 70 enrichment classes every year to all ages.
(Above: street view from the east and park view from the south.)
Residents should be the first to know about progress on the new Roxbury Park Community Center. Please enjoy the preliminary renderings of the new community center on this page.There will also be frequent updates on the Rec and Parks Facebook page: "like" the page if you haven't already!
(Above: proposed floor plan of the new Community Center.)
Your input and participation has led to a plan we can all be proud of. Thanks again for your support and feedback.
You can download a copy of the Roxbury Park Master Plan PowerPoint that was presented to the Recreation and Parks liaison on November 19, 2012, or a copy of the PowerPoint presentation given at CIty Council on October 2, 2012 that highlights the latest design.
I just noticed those fences! When did construction begin?
Fences went up around the existing Community Center, south parking lot and basketball courts on May 16, 2013. An official groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 4 2013.
When will construction occur?
Construction will only occur between the hours and 8 am and 6 pm on weekdays. The project is expected to last about a year.
The Beverly Hills Community Services Department is proud that it’s been able to relocate all Roxbury programming and staff during the construction. Many programs will be temporarily relocated to La Cienega Park.
Click here for details on the new locations for Roxbury classes, which moved the week of April 8, 2013.
Click here for details on the new locations for Seniors programming and Senior nutrition, which moved the week of April 29, 2013.
Click here to download the schedule for the free shuttle for seniors running between Roxbury Park and temporary locations.
What's still open at Roxbury Park?
The Roxbury Park administrative office has moved--with a reduced staff-to the Clubhouse building just north of the construction site/Community Center. The hours of the administrative office are 8 am - noon and 1 pm - 4 pm Monday-Friday.
The athletic fields and field restrooms will remain open for the time being. In late fall 2013 a second phases of the project will begin, with improvements to the athletic field, field restrooms and playground.
Picnic tables are still available for use on a first-come, first-served basis, or for rentals.
The preschool and tennis courts remain open, however because the construction fence goes right to the edge of the tennis court, some players might be bothered by the noise and dust from the construction.
Where else can I play tennis in Beverly Hills?
How can I find out about Recreation and Parks classes, programming and registration?
The City of Beverly Hills' Community Service Department is maintaining a full slate of classes, programming and camps throughout construction. Please click here to download our quarterly brochure for all the details and click here to go straight to our registration page.
Contact the Community Services Department/Recreation and Parks Division at 310.285.2537 for more information.
(Above: the proposed Roxbury Park Community Center site plan.)
The Roxbury Community Center project is just one way The City of Beverly Hills is improving its parks. The California Park and Recreation Society's slogan is "Parks Make Life Better." Here in Beverly Hills we're also making parks better. The City is supporting the massive Beverly Gardens restoration project, outdoor fitness equipment was recently installed at La Cienega Park, significant recent improvements have been implemented at the La Cienega Recreation Center, an enhanced outdoor seating and lounge area at The Beverly Hills Tennis Center was introduced, a complete makeover for Hamel Park in underway, improvements to the Formal Gardens at Greystone Park are complete and public art restoration is happening throughout the City's open spaces. The Community Services Department, under the guidance of the City Council, also continues to explore possible locations for a future dog park in Beverly Hills. For more information on Beverly Hills parks please click here.