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
Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier

Glimpse--and enjoy--the festival atmosphere of Venice's past at the Santa Monica Pier, featuring a rollercoaster ride, ferris wheel, giant carousel, carnival games, street performe ...
Beach/Boardwalk

Beach/Boardwalk

Tourists flock from all over the world to bathe on Venice's sandy shore and walk through the circus-like attractions of the boardwalk.
Main Street: Windward Circle to Santa Monica Pier

Main Street: Windward Circle to Santa Monica Pier

From the heart of Venice to the iconic Santa Monica, this bicycle ride along Main Street passes great eateries and intriguing architecture.
Ballona Creek Loop

Ballona Creek Loop

The Ballona Creek Bike Path offers stunning views and oceans breeze for cyclists. Find out how to connect with this beachfront gem and learn more about nearby amenities for when yo ...