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Yuma, Arizona: Roxaboxen

A corner lot surrounded by homes and businesses was once a fantasy play area for kids in the early 1900s. Books have been written about it. Now it's an official, dusty, rocky park.

835 S. 2nd Ave., Yuma, AZ
North side of the city. On the southeast corner of W. 8th St. and S. 2nd Ave.
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Roxaboxen is a park that originated in the early 1900s among children who created an imaginary world. There is a book, Roxaboxen, about it.

[JD, 06/08/2021]

The scrubby plot of land that was Roxaboxen was partly destroyed by a developer, then saved and turned into a city park, of sorts, in 2000. There are no trees, just dust and rocks.

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