227 North Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91202
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday — 7:00 am–10:00 pm
- In late 2001, the Redevelopment Agency directed staff to pursue the concept of a "chess
park" at the Brand Boulevard passageway. Staff met with the Glendale Chess community who
was informally meeting at Java City to understand their program needs and visited the chess
park adjacent to the Santa Monica pier.
- The Chess Park officially opened on July 17, 2004.
- The park is approximately 4,500 square feet in size. The park is located between two
retail stores on Brand Boulevard providing both a recreation area and a passageway for patrons.
- Five light towers made of synthetic canvas and recycled plastic and wood adorn the park.
Each tower represents a different chess piece; King, Queen, Rook, Knight, and Pawn. The
King presides over the entrance to the park and sits next to a small stage which can be used
for story-telling and performances. The Rook provides a securable storage locker.
- The 16 concrete chess tables with black-and-white inlaid boards provide seating for retail
workers and patrons to enjoy their lunches and coffee breaks.
- Construction for the park began in January 2004 and took approximately 6 months to build.
The total cost of the project was approximately $540,000 for design, engineering, fabrication
For reservation information please call (818) 548-3813.
Last modified: Friday, August 31, 2012 2:44:16 PM