Great news! Venice is Opening Up! As of this weekend the entire Venice Beach Recreation Center is eligible to be opened. That’s right! Basketball, handball, doubles paddle tennis, the weight pit etc. One important detail is that some of the park has fallen into disrepair, so Rec. and Parks and L.A. Sanitation will have to do some maintenance before the amenities are open for play. But, the great news is now there is nothing stopping the good folks of Venice and beyond from utilizing our awesome oceanfront facility. The word is that the basketball rim blockers will be removed as early as this Tuesday. The handball courts are scheduled to be cleared on April 15, and there are notices posted in the courts regarding this. There is a work order out to get new ropes in the sandbox, and to bring the rings back down. The weight pit will not be open right away and we will update as the info. comes in. Paddle tennis is open for doubles. The Venice Skate Park had been open, and great for the skaters for handling it themselves. The Skate Dance Plaza will not be open just as there is some work to do, but it is eligible. The beach is open and the County has even put up volleyball nets, so side out, buddy! The bike path is open! Get the map, rent from Jay’s Rentals and cruise the coast! The Venice Pier is still closed until around May for repairs. The outdoor kid’s play stations by the beach are also open! Restaurants are open for outdoor patio dining, takeout, and have 50% indoor! Click here for recommendations. Need a hotel? Check out Hotel Erwin and Venice Breeze Suites! And here is where to park! And how about a big middle finger to the virus. Bam!