Places, Parks & Beach

There are so many ways to get out and enjoy all that Santa Monica has to offer. Our award-winning facilities include the Annenberg Community Beach House, Miles Memorial Playhouse, and the Santa Monica Swim Center. Santa Monica State Beach is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe. Located in neighborhoods throughout the city, our 27 parks are popular gathering spaces for all ages.



This July 2017, discover all the wonderful parks the city has to offer by getting outside for Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities in celebration of all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives and wellbeing. #SaMoParks


 Lego Building at Reed Park

Saturday, July 1, 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm, FREE

Drop-In Ultimate Frisbee at Annenberg Community Beach House

Wednesday, July 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE


 Build Raised Garden Beds at Fairview Branch Library

Saturday, July 8,  2pm-4pm, FREE


Family Movie Night screening of Trolls at Reed Park

 Wednesday, July 12, 7pm-10pm, FREE

Teen Night at Santa Monica Swim Center

Friday, July 14, 6:30pm-9:00pm, $1.50 for Santa Monica youth residents, and $3 for non-residents


Sunset Swim at Annenberg Community Beach House (ages 18+)

Friday, July 14, 7pm-10pm, $10 adults $5 seniors (60+)

 July Mayor’s Bike Ride

Saturday, July 15, 9am-11am, FREE (meet at Reed Park for 9am pedal off, 7mile loop course)

Family Splash Day at Santa Monica Swim Center

Saturday, July 15, 1pm-3:30pm, RSVP not required, FREE


String Theory Productions at Reed Park

Saturday, July 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm, FREE

Gardening 101 at Ishihara Park (limited capacity, 30 min sessions begin at 9am)

Sunday, July 16, 9am-11am, RSVP at


Drop-In Adult Dodgeball Night at Memorial Park Gym (ages 18+)

Sunday July 16, 7pm-9pm, FREE


BOGAFiT FiTMAT Exercise Class at Annenberg Community Beach House

Tuesday, July 18, 7:15pm-8:15pm, FREE single class


Pop Up Park Night at Clover Park

Friday, July 21, 5pm-8pm, FREE


How To Fest at Reed Park

Saturday, July 22, 12pm-3pm, FREE


Santa Monica Swim Center 15th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, July 22, 12:30-3:30pm, FREE for Santa Monica residents (with proof of residency), non-resident admission includes $3 non-resident youth, $7 non-resident adults, $3.50 for non-resident seniors & students, RSVP not required


King/Queen of The Cove Skatepark at Memorial Park (ages 6-14)

Saturday, July 22, Registration begins at 1pm, Event hours 2pm-6pm, FREE


Community Picnic Day at Annenberg Community Beach House

Thursday, July 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm, FREE


A Capella Picnic at Reed Park

Saturday, July 29, 3pm-7pm, FREE


Current Park Improvement Projects

For information on current park improvements and ways to participate, please visit


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