Spend a day at Venice Beach Parks and Recreation

Venice’s beach front Recreation and Park’s outdoor facilities are magical, and except for Muscle Beach Gym, there is no membership fees!  Check it out!

Thing to do:  Work out or have a fun family day at the park!    

Admission:  Free, except Muscle Beach Gym
Tip:  Don’t forget to bring sunblock and water!


MUSCLE BEACH GYM: Outdoor gym with free weights, machines, power rack, powerlifting bumpers & more. Bodybuilder Hall of Fame also found here. Open daily: 8 am 5 pm. 12-3 $10 day pass. Weekly pass $50. Year pass: $200

BASKETBALL COURTS: 3 regulation & 1 stadium size court.

CHILDREN’S PARK: 2 play areas with swings and slides.

BOXING AREA: 6 speedbag platforms, 2 heavy bag areas.

GYMNASTIC AREA: Also know as the “sand pit” includes: 2 rings set, high and low parallel bars, balance bar, horizontal bar, and 2 climbing ropes.

SKATEPARK: 27,000 sq. foot park,including 2 bowls, snake run, rails, stairs.  Rent a board or take a lesson from Maui and Sons, 1415 Oceanfront Walk,

SKATE PLAZA: rails, mini-wave, transitions.

ROLLER SKATE PLAZA: Live D.J. and dancing every weekend.

BIKE PATH: The bike path that runs along the beach spans 17 miles, from Pacific Palisades to the Palos Verdes peninsula. No pedestrians on path!  Rent a Segway or I O Hawk at Venice Segway Rentals or grab a bike at Jay’s Rentals, 1501 Oceanfront Walk!

HANDBALL COURTS: 4 three wall courts and 3 one wall courts.  All courts first come first serve.

PADDLE TENNIS COURTS: 11 courts. Instructors on hand to teach.  Rental $5 w/ valid I.D.  All courts first come first serve.

Muscle Beach. Venice Beach Recreation and Parks

EQUIPMENT RENTAL & INSTRUCTORS:  The Rec & Parks office offers handball, basketball, boxing bag rentals free with valid  I.D.  Paddle tennis racquet rental $5 with valid I.D.  Instructors also available.  Courts  are first come first served.

1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291
Gym office: 310.399.2775 | Main Office: 310.396.6764


October 1st – April 31st: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
May 1st – September 31st: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
This facility is open year round except Christmas and rainy days

WEBSITE:  City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

PARKING:   City parking lots, private lots and street parking available.

  • South City Parking Lot:    2100 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291.

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