Venice is Open! As of this right now most of the Venice Beach Recreation Center is open. One important detail is that some of the park has fallen into disrepair, so Rec. and Parks and L.A. Sanitation will be doing some maintenance before all 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 most of our awesome oceanfront facility. The basketball rim blockers have been removed, so it’s game on for the hoopers. The weight pit is still being repaired, a 3 year project that is not yet finished. And the bleachers that face the Pit will not be unfenced, as crowds might gather there. The handball courts have been cleared, cleaned, painted, and are open for play. The rings in the sandbox have been lowered and there is a work order out to get new climbing ropes. Paddle tennis is open for single and doubles. The Venice Skate Park has been open, and great for the skaters for handling it themselves. The Roller Skate Dance Plaza is not be open, as there is some repair 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 indoor dining at a reduced capacity, as well as outdoor patio dining and takeout. Click here for recommendations. Need a hotel? Check out Hotel Erwin (currently holding a 30% off special) and Venice Breeze Suites! And here is where to park! And how about a big middle finger to the virus. Bam!