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Community and Cultural Services

About Parks

Santa Monica has 27 public parks located throughout the city. 

Hours & Rules

Parks are open 6 am - 11 pm, except

  • Chess Park: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Los Amigos Park: Weeknights 6 pm - 10 pm; Weekends & school breaks 6 am - 11 pm
  • Palisades Park: 5 am - midnight

Click here for list of rules and FAQ's


Planning & Policy

Two long-range plans guide the cultivation of Santa Monica's parks system:

The Recreation & Parks Commission advises staff and City Council on issues related to park projects and open space use.


Park Improvements

Visit for information on current and upcoming capital improvement projects in parks.

Check out Give Santa Monica if you're interested in contributing to park improvements or purchasing a bench.


Summer Splash Pad Hours

Beach House - Click here for splash pad hours at the Beach House

Tongva Park - CLOSED for repair

Virginia Avenue Park - CLOSED for the season



For More Information

Permits and rules 

Classes & Programs

Classes & Programs at
Virginia Ave Park


Park Maintenance 

Improvement Projects


Government Outreach
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