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
Ocean Front Walk

Ocean Front Walk

Working around development and design restraints to maintain the bohemian atmosphere of Venice, architects like Frank Gehry's famous "Norton House," feature innovative designs alon ...
Venice Canals

Venice Canals

Take a stroll through the romantic history of Venice canals, where gondolas once rowed to social clubs and amusements parks.
Walk-Streets

Walk-Streets

Treat yourself to the wonders of Venice beyond the beach via the pedestrian pathways referred to by the locals as the "walk-streets," which feature scenic residential bungalows, co ...
Venice Pier

Venice Pier

Spend an afternoon discovering the diversity of sea life and beach leisure at the Venice Pier.