Roxaboxen is located on the corner of 8th Street and 2nd Avenue in Yuma, Arizona. This unique Park memorializes the beloved and internationally known children’s story entitled “Roxaboxen” by author Alice McLerran (now published in 7 languages). 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.
Want to know the history behind Roxaboxen? Check out this great book
A Roxaboxen Festival is held annually each February.