The city’s outdoor entertainment mecca.
onveniently located on Ocean Front Walk and open year-round except on Christmas and rainy days, the Venice Beach Recreation Center is the city’s outdoor entertainment mecca for active visitors of all ages. Kids can enjoy its several play areas, including a dedicated gymnastics section.. Adults can perfect their games in the handball, tennis and volleyball courts (unlit) or shoots some hoops with the area’s infamous streetballers in the center’s outdoor basketball courts. Featured in the 1992 film, White Men Can’t Jump, these iconic courts have also been the playing and recruiting ground of many NBA players. An outdoor stage is the site of multiple holiday bodybuilding contests held on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. It’s also home to Muscle Beach, Venice’s iconic outdoor gym.