Crescent Drive to Canon Drive. Framing the north entrance to the city’s official Civic Center
this is the furthest east of the central program blocks within the park. This garden figures
prominently in the city’s bi-annual Art Show, and is home to two very distinct sculptures. The
first, a modern bronze by Tony Smith, is aptly named “Playground”. The other, also a bronze,
hearkens from a very different period. Jacquemart’s war-riddled “Hunter and Hounds” was
originally transported to Beverly Hills to commemorate local resident Longyear’s son, killed in
battle during WWI. Flowering Kangaroo Paws fill the oval planting bed, while the decomposed
granite paths criss-cross to the four corners for easy access from all directions. A heavily used
public restroom, soon to be expanded, is the only restroom facility along this linear park.
The seating area in this garden features three metal benches.|
This block needs your support to provide significant rehabilitation
and restore Beverly Hills history.