The City Remembers Beverly Park with New Art Exhibit

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Get a little taste of West Hollywood history with the newest West Hollywood Arts Division exhibit, Remembering Beverly Park. The book event and opening reception is set for Tuesday, February 12, at 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

The Remembering Beverly Park: Book Signing & Photo Exhibit will feature 20 images of this very special amusement park that touched the lives of those who enjoyed the carnival-like atmosphere during the time it was in operation from 1943 through 1974. The photos are from the new book, Beverly Park: The Kiddieland that Inspired Walt Disney, by author and historian Jay Jennings, and was sourced from the personal archives of Beverly Park owner Dave Bradley. “Remembering Beverly Park” images will be on display throughout 2019.

Beverly Park: The Kiddieland that Inspired Walt Disney – Facebook screen grab

Located on the border of West Hollywood at the corner of Beverly and La Cienega Boulevards where the Beverly Center now stands, Beverly Park was a then-unique experience that touched the lives of anyone who went there. Best known for its canopied birthday parties, it was equally as popular for the park’s celebrity sightings and then-entertaining thrill rides including a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, roller coaster, and boat rides.

The February 12, 2019 event is part of the City’s WeHo Reads literary series and will feature a talk by author Jay Jennings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a book signing and exhibition reception.

Beverly Park: The Kiddieland that Inspired Walt Disney – Facebook screen grab

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.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Free validated parking in the adjacent parking structure. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Click here to RSVP

For more information on this exhibit, WeHo Reads, and the work of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, please visit www.weho.org/arts or contact Mike Che, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Coordinator, at (323) 848-6377 or at mche@weho.org.

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