Venice’s skate park is on the beach and it rules!

This 16,000 sq. foot skatepark is one of the only in the world located on a beach. It features two bowls, a snake run and a street section with steps, rails and platforms. The design for the 3.5 million dollar park came “from local skaters and skating professionals” touts L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendal’s office. The facility, which opened Oct. 3 2009 took 10 months to build.

Skate Park Rules:

  • Hours:  9:00 a.m. to Sunset – Daily
  • No BMX, scooter or bicycles allowed in the skate plaza.
  • Helmets, elbow, kneepads required for all skateboarders.
  • No unauthorized equipment, obstacles, or apparatus allowed.
  • No glass bottles
  • No graffiti, tagging or stickers
  • No smoking, alcohol or drug use
  • Dispose of trash in trash receptacles.
  • No skateboarding or skating while under the influence or alcohol, drugs or the combined influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not skate when it’s wet.
  • No food or beverage within skating plaza area.
  • Animals are now allowed in the skate plaza area.


Venice Chamber mixer at Venice Beach Suites and Hotel. Photo by Venice Paparazzi.


 In this photo:  Ger-I Lewis, Jessie Martinez, City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, and Ex-mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  at the 2009 Skate Park grand opening day.


Venice, California. ©VenicePaparazzi

Venice, California. ©VenicePaparazzi


Need a lesson or skate rentals?

Learn to kick flip, shred the snake run or drop into the big bowl with Jays Rentals or Roll Model Skateboarding Lessons!

Need a skateboard?  Shop local at Arbor Venice!

Arbor Skateboards.  Mindfully Crafted Since 1995.

Located right by the Venice pier, the Arbor Venice location is the ideal place to see all the newest Arbor Products from Snowboards to Skateboards and Clothing to Accessories.   102 Washington Blvd.  Venice, CA 90292.  For more info:



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View past Venice Skate events by Venice Paparazzi

Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic and Venice Originals’ after party
Life Rolls On
Tony Hawk and the Sonic Generation
View 2008-present skate event photo galleries by Venice Paparazzi

Special events/filming.

Special events, contests or filming are not allowed in the Skate Plaza unless authorized by the City of L.A. Department  of Recreation and Parks. For permit and filming information, call 310.399.2775.


Skate Movies:


View Venice Beach Skate Live Cam!