The Visit Venice California headquarters gets a lot of calls and emails asking “what is open and what is closed in Venice.”   Check out the lists below!

Check out the following info from LA Dep’t of Recreation and Parks . 

  • All public beaches are open for active recreation only (running, walking, swimming & surfing – no group activities, no crowds/gatherings, chairs, canopies, coolers, grills, or sunbathing allowed on wet and dry sand).
  • The Venice Bike Path is openDetails here!
  • The Venice Beach Boardwalk/Ocean Front Walk is closed – with limited access to businesses for curbside pick-up only. This means you can only be on the boardwalk to pick up take-out food or to access a business goods for curbside pick-up in compliance with the City and County Safer at Home Orders. You cannot loiter on the Boardwalk for any other purpose and will be allowed to enter and exit only to access these services.
  • Venice Beach Bathrooms remain open as follows: The Horizon Avenue Bathrooms (aka (Westminster Bathrooms) remain open 24 hours. There are 7 portable bathrooms located on Rose Avenue that remain open 24 hours with handwashing stations.
  • The other City Beach restrooms, Washington Blvd. Pier, the North Venice Parking Lot Restroom, the 17th /1700 Restrooms and the Brooks Avenue Restrooms are open 6:15 AM to 10:30 PM.

What’s Open at Venice Recreation Center: 

  • Paddle Tennis Courts
  • Venice Recreation Center Office.  310.396.6764


*** Note: 

  • You can still walk, jog, or skate in the park and on the Venice Boardwalk.
  • Bikes are not allowed on the Venice Boardwalk.  Bikers please use speedway.

Here is what’s closed!

  • Public Beach Parking lots closed.
  • The Venice Beach Pier
  • Muscle Beach Gym
  • Handball Courts
  • Venice Beach Basketball Courts
  • Kids’ Parks
  • Gymnastic Area/Boxing/Sandpit

Need more info?

  1.  Call Venice Recreation Center 310.396.6764
  2. View message from  Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 



City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks:

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