VENICE RECREATION AND PARK FACILITIES AND THE BOARDWALK:
The Venice Beach Boardwalk and Muscle Beach facilities, run by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, includes basketball, handball and paddle tennis courts; gymnastics and boxing areas; skate parks; graffiti walls; children’s play areas; and more. Located on the Pacific Ocean, the Venice Beach Recreation Center oversees this number one tourist attraction in California. World travelers and locals come together here to create a unique and exciting blend of culture and lifestyle. Dozens of artists and street performers line the Ocean Front Walk across from retail stores and restaurants. Basketball, paddle tennis, and weight-lifing draw crowds of spectators, as do handball tournaments and skaters. All this and more make Venice Beach a people watcher’s paradise and an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.
VENICE BEACH RECREATION AND PARKS OFFICE:
1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291 | Gym office: 310.399.2775 Main Office: 310.396.6764 | Fax: 310.577.1046
VENICE RECREATION AND PARK FACILITIES:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
October 1st -April 31st: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
May 1st-September 31st: 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Note: This facility is open year round except for Christmas and rainy days.
RULES OF THE PARK:
-There is no smoking on park grounds , the beach and anywhere west of the Venice Beach Boardwalk. These areas are smoke free zones.
-Venice Recreation and Parks Close 10:30 p.m. – 5: 30 a.m.
-No animals allowed in Children’s play area
-Dogs prohibited on Ocean Front Walk from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m on Sat., Sun. and holidays. ( Between Memorial Day to Labor Day)
-Pick up your dog’s litter! Dog defecation must be removed immediately by owners under penalty of law.
-Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the beach in Venice.
-Do not walk on the Venice Bike Path. It is meant for bikes only!
-No bicycles on Ocean Front Walk (Venice Beach Boardwalk). Use the bike path or speedway (street east and parallel to the Venice Beach Boardwalk)
-No BBQ pits on Venice Beach
-If you are 15 yrs and older, you need a permit to fish on the Venice pier. Permits can be obtain on the same day at any sporting good store.
-Throw your trash in the garbage bins or take it home with you. The worse thing I’ve ever seen on the beach is a dirty diaper. Please don’t litter! Keep our beaches clean.