Separating the residential and shopping/city center districts of Beverly Hills is the Beverly Gardens Park, a two-mile long park that runs along Santa Monica Boulevard. Built in 1911 when there were still very few homes in the area, the park runs through the entire city and features a rose garden, a lily pond, tall trees, a path for joggers and one of the most impressive collections of cacti anywhere. Two city festivals are held here each year: the Bi-annual Affaire In The Garden held in May and October, and the Beverly Hills Food Festival held in June. The park is also the site of the Electric Fountain, which was quite a wonder when its multi-colored lights were unveiled in 1931.
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries