Beeman Park Property Review
The Studio City Recreational Center is also known as Beeman Park. The neighborhood is centered around the park and away from major streets. It is located just north of Moorpark and west of Whitsett. Beeman Park contains lighted baseball diamond, lighted basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), four lighted tennis courts and a big play area for children and lots of trees for shaded picnics make this a great place for a family outing. Facility highlights at Beeman Park include a new jogging path with a Car Course (also known as a Fitness Trail), an auditorium, barbecue pits, and exercise equipment to help you stay fit, picnic tables, and legacy gymnastic equipment, and many areas for children to play. Beeman Park is known for its landscaping and mature trees that provide a natural shade canopy for the children’s play areas.
Beeman is the home of the Studio City Recreation Center which hosts classes for kids and adults, from Zumba and Tai Chi, or guitar lessons to tennis. The preschool is open Monday through Thursday for 3 to 5-year-olds. The sparse trees provide some shade in the heat, but it’s only a few blocks from the Studio City Library, where there is air-conditioning. This park contains playground equipment, horseshoe pits, an open play area, parking lot, and the Senior Citizen Center. The recreation center is available to rent out for events, birthday parties. You can contact them about that or about having a party at the park, they ask that you get a permit if you will be getting a bounce house. Unlike some other parks in the area, this park has restrooms. There is plenty of street parking accept during team sporting events where it gets a bit crowded.
Studio City Recreation Center is located at 12621 Rye St., Studio City, CA
Lacrosse anyone? If you want to get your kid involved in team sports, check out the Studio City Recreation Center’s online schedule. There is a lot to choose from and what they offer varies depending on the time of the year. They have sports camps for those times when your little ones are off of school and could use something to busy their minds and tire them out. There’s even a Pre-K class for the tiniest people.
The Studio City Co-op Preschool makes it’s home here at the park. It’s tucked away in the corner near the parking lot on Rye Street. Classes are four days a week, Monday thru Thursday from 9-12. It involves more time on your part than a traditional drop-off type of school because the parents actually run the place. At the same time, it’s also less expensive than the other drop-off schools in the area if that’s a concern for you.
So if you’re looking for something to do this is a great place to stop in for a couple of hours, you’ll want to bring cash for the ice cream truck that’s parked out front.
The summer school has a week-long day camp devoted solely to Hollywood. Most of Studio City’s sports programs and recreation classes for children, teens, adults, and seniors are located at Beeman Park. Co-ed youth sports programs include baseball, basketball, soccer, and flag football. A wide array of classes is also available ranging from sports clinics, dance, self-defense, doubles tennis for seniors, and senior exercise. The Rec Center also provides a preschool program, and a winter and summer camp.
The homes in this community were constructed primarily in the 1950’s and were built by real estate developer William Mellenthin. The homes are distinguished by features such as a birdhouse on top of the roof over the garage and diamond paned windows.
William Mellenthin Homes
The name William Mellenthin (1896-1979) is a magical one. One of the Valley’s pioneer developers, Mellenthin was responsible for constructing literally hundreds of homes throughout Studio City, and The Valley from the 1930’s through to the 1950’s. Like his later contemporary Joseph Eichler, Mellenthin built homes that were a cut above the contemporary homes of the time and was high quality in both architectural design and in the materials used. Mellenthin knew what features to add to make a house attractive to prospective home buyers and he became renowned for his so-called “birdhouse” additions (dovecotes). Sometimes called “Birdhouse” homes, became, and remain, an almost ubiquitous sight throughout the Studio City and could even be called the quintessential Valley home because of the popular Valley firm’s signature stylistic flourishes. Mellenthin properties frequently featured details such as red brick fireplaces and other country/traditional design elements.
Homes constructed by the Mellenthin company, are known to keep their value even in a downturn.
A Mellenthin home is still considered one of the best-designed households in the San Fernando Valley and currently, range from $750,000 to 1.4 million. Many lots are large at over ten thousand square feet, which makes Beeman Park a very desirable area of Studio City. The school district is Riverside Elementary which provides a high-quality education for all students while promoting a meaningful understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity and individual differences. To attain this goal, Riverside School offers a standards-based curriculum, using the state frameworks as guides for core content, research-based instructional strategies, and multiple assessment measures.
The neighborhood with snow & gingerbread houses
Beeman Park is a gem. The staff is adamant about catering to children and adults of all ages, with specific senior citizen activities and a variety of children’s programs. Most notable is the Annual Family Festival in December with real snow, and we are happy to report Gingerbread house building is sponsored by BryanAbrams.com!
Beeman Park is known for its landscaping and mature trees that provide a natural shade canopy for the children’s play areas. Facility highlights at Beeman Park include a new jogging path with a PAR Course (also known as a Fitness Trail), an auditorium, barbecue pits, four baseball diamonds, outdoor basketball courts, two play areas, picnic tables, four tennis courts, and legacy gymnastic equipment. Studio City Recreation Center is located at 12621 Rye St., Studio City, CA.
Sixth Annual Winter Family Festival in Beeman park
Was a huge success and took place on Sunday, December 11th 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Plenty of Snow & Gingerbread House building for you and the kids with the return of the Sixth Annual Winter Family Festival. The 2015 event, saw hundreds of kids making over 300 Gingerbread houses & playing in more than 70 TONS of snow, with chutes, snowball fights, and snowman making. Parking for the Festival is free with a free shuttle found at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford, CA 91604.
FOODIES EAT FREE!
Winter Family festival participants also loved A Taste of the Holidays, which highlighted free samples from local eateries including Gangadin Chin, Lemonade, Local Ice, Mendocino Farms, Pizza Rev, The Village, Tuning Fork & Chantel & Bella as well as over 7 Gourmet food trucks! This event gets Studio City & Sherman Oaks families into the holiday spirit.
Last year Attendees were regaled with musical performances by Tom Kenny as well as the Hello Seas, Campbell Hall World Drumming Ensemble, Champs Charter High School of the Arts Degree 3/4 Choir, Carpenter Cougar Chorus, Schoolcraft & Murray, the Studio City Recreation Center’s Hip Hop Courses, Harvard University Westlake A Capella Group and the Studio City Recreation Center Guitar Band.
Families attending the event contributed more than 500 pieces of clothing, more than 240 lbs of food, as well as many cartons of books, toys, and pets to the onsite Festival of Giving, staged by the Studio City Residents Association. The North Hollywood Interfaith pantry food, St. Charles Service Center, the LAPD North Hollywood Division Present and Food Drive, Pet Orphans, Aviva Family and Children’s Services and Iris Blossom Charities also took part. Guests also loved samples from local restaurants, making crafts, free pictures with Santa, food trucks and a number of other festive activities.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Studio City Recreation Center
12621 Rye Street, Studio City, CA 91604
Patrons for the Fifth Annual Studio City Winter Family Festival contained leading patrons:
NBCUniversal, CBS Studio Center and BLVD Hotel & Spa, presenting patrons: the Studio City Improvement Association, Harvard University Westlake, and Anita Hirsh and Oakwood School Event patrons: the Studio City Farmers Market, the Studio City Board of Trade, the Studio City Neighborhood Council, Star Parking, Studio City Lifestyle Magazine, Bryan Abrams Property.