BEVERLY HILLS—Phases 1 and 2 of the restoration project at Beverly Gardens Park have been completed and Phase 3 started on March 12. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
Since the park’s original development in 1907, it has grown to span 23 blocks or 1.9 miles of space along Santa Monica Boulevard all the way to Carmelita Avenue. The park is home to the iconic Beverly Hills monument sign, which sits over the Lily Pond. Other popular landmarks within the gardens include the Electric and Doheny Fountains, the Cactus Garden and the Alta Arden Pergola Garden.
Phase 1 renovations started in early 2014 and were completed in 2015. The first restoration phase included renovations to the Beverly Hills sign and the Lily Pond, as well as the Electric fountain. Phase 2 began in 2017 and involved the restoration of the Cactus Garden.
According to the city of Beverly Hills website, the goal of the restoration project is to return the garden to its original state by keeping important historic design elements, while incorporating contemporary design trends, in order to, “Bring it to the 21st century.”
All of the 23 parks blocks are to be renovated by the end of the restoration project.
For descriptions of all completed and scheduled updates at the Beverly Gardens, visit: http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/cityparks/beverlygardenspark/beverlygardensparkrestoration/. For those with any questions about this project, contact Public Works Customer Service at (310) 285-2467 or email AskPW@beverlyhills.org.