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.  

SKATE PLAZA: rails, mini-wave, transitions.

VENICE SKATE DANCE 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 at Jay’s

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


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.