Remembering Beverly Park

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Photos from the book Beverly Park: The Kiddieland That Inspired Walt Disney

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The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division presents Remebering Beverly Park, a never before seen exhibition in the West Hollywood Library featuring photographs from the book Beverly Park: The Kiddieland that Inspired Walt Disney by Jay Jennings.

Beverly Park holds a special place in the hearts of local Los Angeles area natives who frequented this special amusement park from 1943 to 1974. Located at the corner of Beverly and La Cienega Boulevards on the border of West Hollywood where the Beverly Center now stands, it was a unique experience that touched the lives of anyone who ever went there. It was best known for its canopied birthday parties, but it was just as popular for the park's entertaining thrill rides, celebrity sightings and as a place where divorced parents took their kids on weekends. Beverly Park had a magnetic appeal to it, resulting in generations of families going there to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere, complete with Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, boat ride, roller coaster, and haunted castle, all the while captivating children from all walks of life into coming back, week after week, for more than 30 years.

An opening book event (as part of the City's WeHo Reads literary series) will be held on February 12, 7pm. Free Admission. RSVP here.

The Remembering Beverly Park exhibit will be on view on the first floor of the West Hollywood Library during regular library operating hours — M-Th (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Fr-Sa (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Su (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.); closed holidays — through February 2020.

For more information on this exhibition please contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, at mche@weho.org

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