ALL PARKS REMAIN OPEN UNDER NORMAL OPERATING HOURS FOR PASSIVE RECREATION
Passive recreation includes walking, hiking or running; however, when visiting a park for exercise or respite, you MUST adhere to the City’s Safer at Home social distancing directives and must not participate in non-permitted recreational group sports or activities that are incompatible with the City’s social distancing mandates and wear face coverings at all times.
AT ALL TIMES ANYONE USING A PUBLIC PARK, BEACH OR TRAIL MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING AND PRACTICE MANDATORY SOCIAL DISTANCING.
12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293
Located about 3 miles south of Playa del Rey, this inviting beach features 3.7 miles of shoreline, fire pits, an RV park, and over 2,000 regular vehicle parking spaces. The wide sandy beach lies beneath the departure’s flight path of LAX, offering fantastic belly views of airlines headed out over the Pacific. Lot entrance is at Vista del Mar and Imperial Highway.
PLEASE NOTE: THE FIRE PITS ARE CURRENTLY REMOVED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. PERSONAL GRILLS, FIRE PITS OR BONFIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ANY LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEACH OR BEACH PARKING LOT.
The Marvin Braude Bike Trail is a 22-mile paved bicycle path that runs along the Los Angeles County coastline, from the northern terminus at Will Rogers State Beach, in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, to the southern terminus at Torrance County Beach in Torrance, and is
open year-round except during certain times announced due to Covid-19.
415 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
This very small Playa del Rey open
space came to be known as
Titmouse Park, a movement is afoot to
find a more fitting moniker.
Nothing against the titmouse – which happens to be a bird, not a mouse, for anyone who isn’t familiar – but the pocket park deserves better, some residents say.
13110 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista 90094
The Ballona Discovery Park is a museum without walls where visitors can learn the natural and cultural history of Ballona Wetlands. From the always-buzzing native plant demonstration gardens, including pollinator and medicinal garden, to the serene walk along the riparian corridor where coots and other birds can be spotted hidden in the waters below, there is plenty to explore. Children and parents can stroll through the interpretive Watershed Walk, following the movement of water through every habitat from the mountains to the ocean. Ballona Discovery Park is a gateway to the wetlands and helps connect visitors to the wonders of nature around them.
6660 Esplanade Place, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Small park featuring a saltwater lagoon with waterfowl, plus a baseball field, basketball court and play area for kids.
Vista Del Mar Blvd and Century Blvd Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Under the flight path, ocean view
Set on a slope, a little quiet patch of green with a mini playground and several picnic benches.
12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA, 90292
This multipurpose area at Dockweiler State Beach is for summer camps, special events, and community activities including an outdoor movie series in the summer. The ocean-facing building and terrace is available for private events, such as meetings, weddings, and parties.
Northernmost part of Toes Beach is the Jetty. Great way to get out on the water sans boat. The jetty is accessed by footbridge in Playa del Rey. It has a paved walking surface about 3/4 to the end. Then you have to do some fancy footwork over the rocks if you want to get to the end. Good spot to watch the boat traffic in and out of the Marina.
Walk from Fisherman’s Village on Fiji Way and follow this promenade (also the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail at this point) all the way to the ocean. Immediately south is Ballona Creek, then Toes Beach and Dockweiler Beach. Take in the sunset and views of sailboats leaving the harbor for Santa Monica Bay.