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The Cove Skatepark


In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Monica has begun the process to gradually reopen facilities while safeguarding public health. We are also working to make necessary changes to programming due to modified operating hours, staff reductions, social distancing, and infection control guidance. Re-opening is subject to change based on the County of Los Angeles Public Health orders and guidelines.

The Cove Skatepark at Memorial Park is open* with the following modifications.
*As air quality in Santa Monica and across the region continues to reach unhealthy levels, this may require us to close to ensure your safety. Follow The Cove Skatepark on Facebook for the most updated information and monitor for the latest air quality information. 

Reservations Required
Due to high wait times, reservations are now implemented for attendees to better enjoy The Cove. A registration form and waiver must be submitted before making a reservation. Once a profile and login is created through ActiveNet, the City's recreation management system, attendees may make reservations. Adult and youth 13-years-old and older who have an existing Santa Monica ActiveNet account may skip steps 1-2. For adults with Santa Monica ActiveNet accounts reserving on behalf of youth 12 and younger, please follow steps 1-3:

1) Request a login at This includes for both new visitors as well as membership holders.

2) New visitors must submit a completed Registration and Release of Liability Form and photo of their driver license at Existing membership holders may skip this step.

3) Log in to Santa Monica's ActiveNet portal and make your reservation. A video tutorial is available on creating an ActiveNet profile and making a reservation at The Cove Skatepark.

Available reservations windows:

Sunday: 12pm -1:30pm, 1:30pm - 3pm, 3pm - 4:30pm
Sunday Adult Skate Night: 4:30pm - 7pm
Monday: 1pm - 2:30pm, 2:30pm - 4pm, 4pm - 5:30pm, 5:30pm - 7pm, 7pm - 8pm 
Tuesday: 1pm - 2:30pm, 2:30pm - 4pm, 4pm - 5:30pm, 5:30pm - 7pm, 7pm - 8pm 
Wednesday: 1pm - 2:30pm, 2:30pm - 4pm, 4pm - 5:30pm 
Wednesday Adult Skate Night: 5:30pm – 8pm (Adult 18+ Skate Night)
Thursday: 1pm - 2:30pm, 2:30pm - 4pm, 4pm - 5:30pm, 5:30pm - 7pm, 7pm - 8pm 
Thursday - Bike Night: 5:30pm - 8pm
Friday: 1pm - 2:30pm, 2:30pm - 4pm, 4pm - 5:30pm, 5:30pm - 7pm, 7pm - 8pm 
Saturday: 12pm – 1:30pm, 1:30pm – 3pm, 3pm – 4:30pm, 4:30pm - 6pm

  • Capacity is limited, a time limit and walk-up waitlist will be active. 
  • Reservations will be forfeited after 30 minutes. 
  • Adult skate night reservation will be forfeited after 60 minutes.
  • Only patrons that are skating will be allowed into the Skatepark.
  • All patrons must wear face coverings in addition to helmets and pads.
  • No equipment rentals will be allowed.
  • Lost and found items will be discarded.
  • Skatepark hours will be for general skate and rollerblade use.
  • Membership is required as well as either a day pass or a valid quarterly pass.
  • For patrons under 18, a parent must be present to sign-in on the first visit.
  • Hours and contact info.

Facility Hours:
Sunday – 12pm - 7pm(4:30pm - 7pm is Adult 18+ Skate)
Monday – 1pm-8pm 
Tuesday – 1pm-8pm
Wednesday – 1pm-8pm (5:30pm - 8pm is Adult 18+ Skate Night)
Thursday – 1pm-8pm(5:30pm - 8pm is Bike Night)
Friday – 1pm-8pm
Saturday – 12pm - 6pm

Additional recreation openings>

Information about other openings will be posted as they are available. A summary of City service changes and re-openings can also be found at


The Cove is a 20,000 sq ft skatepark at Memorial Park with ramps, bowls, stairs, pool with tile coping, over-vert bowl, and the Douglas Park rail.

Using The Cove

Everyone entering The Cove is required to wear protective gear. The registration form and waiver must be completed upon first visit (see link to form above under "Reservations"). Cove participants must be at least 6 years old. Spectators are welcome to watch from outside the fence.


Pass BMX
Ages 6 - 17
$10 $3  $20 $10 $80 $35
Santa Monica Residents
Ages 18 & up
$15 $5 $35 $20 $140 $75
Ages 18 & up
$16.50 $5.50 $38.50 $25 $154 $95

The required registration fee includes 1 day pass. Quarterly passes expire 90 days from date of purchase. Annual passes expire 365 days from date of purchase. Financial assistance may be available for Santa Monica resident youth. Call 310-458-8300 for info.

Information and Rules

To ensure safe participation for all users, these rules must be followed. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • This park is designated for skateboarding, bicycle riding, and in-line skating during specified days and times.
  • Skateboarding, bicycle riding, and in-line skating are hazardous activities.
  • The skatepark is a drop-in recreation facility. Children have the right to come and go from the facility and staff will not prevent children from leaving the facility.
  • The City does not supervise park use or users and assumes no responsibility for them.
  • Spectators are not permitted in the skatepark.
  • The City reserves the right to remove park users who violate these rules.
  • Special events or contests are not allowed in the skatepark unless authorized by the City.
  • Skatepark users must be 6 years of age or older. Bring an adult if you are under 12 years of age.
  • Sign registration and waiver forms if you're 18 or over OR have a parent or guardian sign if you're under 18.
  • Have a Day Use Pass or a current skatepark Quarterly Pass.
  • Wear required helmets, kneepads and elbow pads. Failure to wear safety equipment may result in loss of skatepark privileges and/or removal from the park. Any person failing to do so will be subject to citation.
  • Use equipment in good condition.
  • Wear shirts, shoes, and clothing at all times.
  • Use the facility safely at all times and avoid collision with others.
  • Skate on the skatepark’s curbs, sidewalks, parking lot, or entrance.
  • Enter the skatepark when it is closed. Persons doing so may be cited or arrested for trespassing.
  • Damage the skatepark or its structures, or cause injury to others.
  • Graffiti, tag or commit other forms of vandalism or destruction of property.
  • Litter. Trash must be disposed of in trash receptacles.
  • Smoke, use alcohol or drugs.
  • Intimidate, haze, fight, or behave in an antagonistic or disruptive manner. Such behavior may subject persons to removal from the skatepark and prosecution.
  • Use profanity (including profanity on clothing).
  • Gamble.
  • Skateboard, bike, in-line skate, or run on wet surfaces.
  • Sit along the tops of the rails.
  • Skate against traffic on ramps and pipes.
  • Bike in the pool.
Not Allowed:
  • Bringing unauthorized pieces of equipment, obstacles, or apparatus into the skatepark.
  • Scooters and motorized devices are not allowed at any time.
  • Food and/or beverages.
  • Glass bottles or containers.
  • Pets.
  • Participants wear jewelry at their own risk.
  • Participants are prohibited from performing stunts, tricks, or luge skateboarding on all other public property.

Contact Us


1401 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Served by Big Blue Bus lines 5 & 11

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