Holmby Park The land was deeded by the Janss Investment Company, the developers of Holmby Hills, to the City of Los Angeles to create a public park in the 1920s. In 1954, it was dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution.Due to its location, the park has been frequented by celebrities over the years. In the 1950s, Frank Sinatra frequented Holmby Park. In the 1980s, composer Nelson Riddle(1921-1985) would meet his son Skip Riddle in Holmby Park at 8:30am on weekdays to talk about personal matters.In 1996, a dispute occurred between nature lovers and lawn bowlers after trees had been felled to prevent the grass from going brown because of too much shade from leafy trees. However, nature lovers objected to it, arguing the trees had been planted by the Jansses in the 1920s, and the lawn bowling club had no right to fell the trees of a public park. The Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club is open to all and the park administration sided with the lawn bowlers.