Venice Beach Recreation Center

Arguably, one of the most recognized recreation centers on the planet, the Venice Recreation Center features a weight pen, skate park, basketball, handball, and paddle tennis courts, and the famous Muscle Beach.

About Venice Field Guide

Founder Abbot Kinney’s Venice of America may be gone, but the artistry, eccentricity, and individualism that sank its roots into this neighborhood remain. Explore the art, architecture, history, and amazing recreational opportunities of Venice with our Field Guides. With comprehensive maps, directions, and detailed amenities, the Venice Field Guides will introduce you to a neighborhood you only thought you knew.

Recent Guides
Skating/Skateboarding Venice Beach

Skating/Skateboarding Venice Beach

Venice nurtured the rise of modern skateboarding and you can witness or participate in the legacy of talent such as Jeff Ho and Craig Stecyk anywhere along the boardwalk or at the ...
Surfing Venice Beach

Surfing Venice Beach

Surf history and waves in Venice Beach, where relics of Abbot Kinney's vision gave way to pioneering dynamics in the sport.
Windward Avenue

Windward Avenue

What was once the traffic hub of Abbot Kinney's canal system, is now the central entrance to Venice beach with food, shopping and recreation nearby.
Gregory Ain Mar Vista Tract

Gregory Ain Mar Vista Tract

Modernist designer, Gregory Ain, created stylish, mid-century homes that were also cost-efficient in 1947. Now designated as a Historic Overlay Zone, the homes remain well-preserve ...
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