BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills City Council voted on September 23 to approve a renovation project for the Roxbury Park Playground. Construction is slated to begin in early October 2014 and should be completed by spring 2015.

According to a press release from the City of Beverly Hills, the final phase of the project renovation will include a new innovative playground. It will consist of rubber surfaces, overhead shading, sand, a 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.”

Equipment from the playground will be removed starting this month and will be donated to Kids Around the World, a non-profit organization that gives play equipment to underprivileged kids around the globe. The equipment is slated to go to villages in Ecuador and the Philippines.

While construction is underway, residents are asked to visit other City playgrounds in the area that include La Cienega Park at 8400 Gregory Way, and Coldwater Canyon Reservoir Park at 1100 North Beverly Dr. To obtain additional information about the project or construction updates visit or call (310) 285-6840.