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.

Address:
835 S. 2nd Ave., Yuma, AZ
Directions:
North side of the city. On the southeast corner of W. 8th St. and S. 2nd Ave.
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Roxaboxen

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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