Kids play stations by the beach

Thing to do:  Let the kids’ run free at the outdoor kid’s play stations by the beach.  Venice Recreation and Parks offers two play stations with swings and slides.

Play Station One:  Right beside the Venice Recreation and Parks office.  Parking:  2100 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291.

Play Station Two:  On the beach at Rose Ave and the Venice Beach Boardwalk.    Parking:  300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Ca. 90291.



  • Hang out at Venice beach!  Splash around or body surf the waves for family fun!  Shell and rock hunting on the beach is always fun.
  • Enjoy a Venice Boardwalk performance!
  • Have a family fun day at Venice Beach Recreation and Parks – Outdoor Muscle Beach Gym, also known as the sand pit has rings, balance bars, climbing ropes and balance beams.  Good times for the kids.
  • Ride or skate the bike path.  The bike path that runs along the sand in Venice is 17 miles long and extends from Palos Verdes through Pacific Palisades, with a brief in-land detour. Its smooth concrete surface is great for bicycles, roller skates and skateboards alike.
  • Have another beach day at Mother’s Beach!  Swimming (no surf), Children’s playground, Picnic Tables, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Free boat launch for hand-carried boats, Restaurants, Hotels, Restrooms, Showers
  • Venice Recreation and Parks has two play stations with swings and slides, skate park, sand pit, basketball and more!  Park one:  Right beside the Venice Recreation and Parks office.   Park two:  On the beach at Rose Ave and the Venice Beach Boardwalk (Oceanfront Walk)
  • Kid’s Sing Along at the Cow’s End Cafe (by the Venice Pier).   Free Children’s Music Class Mon. & Thurs. from 10:30am~11:15am. A different kids music artist leads a fun sing-along great for ages 0-3.  Admission is free, but tips are encouraged.  Please no outside coffee or food, unless it’s for your child.
  • Music in the Garden Concert Series – Ecole Claire Fontaine​ hosts Music in the Garden every first Saturday of the month. Event features local musician or band followed by a drum circle. Kids and families welcome!  Bring your drum and join the circle!Performance is 1/2 hr 10:15-11:30am….drum about 20-25 min depending on the participation of the children.
  • Have the kids sprint down the Venice Pier for breath taking views!
  •  Toddler story time every Wednesday and Thursdays at the Venice Library (for ages 0-36 months).   Join us for stories, music, laughs and more (for ages 0-36 months) every WEDNESDAYS at 11:30am & THURSDAYS at 3:30pm.
  • Spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier!   The Santa Monica Pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with a large Ferris wheel. It also has a carousel from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, a pub, and restaurants. The end of the pier is a popular location for anglers.
  • Santa Monica Pier Aquarium:  The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is Heal the Bay’s public marine-education center The family-friendly  interactive facility is home to more than 100 species of marine animals and plants – all found in the Santa Monica Bay.
  • Kids Venice Basketball League and summer camp. Every Sunday starting June 7th, 2015   Kids Venice Basketball League (KVBL) uses basketball as a catalyst to create a safe environment for youth around the globe, promoting healthy diets, leadership, exercise, and sustainable living.  For more info, visit:


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