Where the book "Roxaboxen" comes to life
Roxaboxen Park is located on the corner of 8th Street and 2nd Avenue in Yuma, Arizona. This park brings to life the children’s book "Roxaboxen" by author Alice McLerran. This true story is based on the adventures of the author's mother and fellow Roxaboxenites as they grew up in Yuma in the early part of the last century. These children created the make-believe town of "Roxaboxen" from rocks, boxes and lots of imagination. Even today, you can find neighborhood children making little rock and box houses with imagination as their only mortar.
The Park has no grass and no swings, but remains much as it was, reflecting the time period of the story and allowing for imaginations to soar.
Donate A Rock
Donating a rock is a wonderful way to share your home state with visitors to the park and broaden the sense of community which is so much a part of the legacy of Roxaboxen. For more information on donating rocks please look at our Roxaboxen Park Donations Guidelines.
Send us your stories and photos of your class projects for other children to enjoy and be inspired by!
For More Information
If you have questions about or would like more information on Roxaboxen Park, please contact the Yuma Art Center.