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Playgrounds

Public playgrounds are located throughout Santa Monica. Use of school playgrounds during non-school hours is possible thanks to the Playground Partnership between the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District

Playgrounds in City Parks

  • Airport Park
    3201 Airport Ave.
  • Beach Park 1
    2600 Barnard Way at Ocean Park Blvd.
  • Clover Park
    2600 Ocean Park Blvd.
  • Douglas Park
    2439 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Euclid Park
    1525 Euclid Street
  • Joslyn Park
    633 Kensington Rd.
  • Los Amigos Park
    500 Hollister Avenue (adjacent to John Muir Elementary and SMASH)
  • Marine Park
    1406 Marine Street
  • Memorial Park
    1401 Olympic Blvd.
  • Ozone Park
    720 Ozone Street
  • Reed Park
    7th Street & Wilshire
  • South Beach Park
    3400 Barnard Way
  • Stewart Street Park
    1819 Stewart Street
  • Virginia Avenue Park
    2200 Virginia Ave.

Hours of Operation

  • Most Parks are open 6 am - 11 am
  • Los Amigos Park: Weeknights 6 pm - 10 pm; Weekends & school breaks 6 am - 11 pm

Rules & Regulations

School Playgrounds

  • Franklin Elementary School
    2400 Montana Avenue
    Park & enter from Idaho Ave
  • Grant Elementary School
    2368 Pearl Street
    Park & enter from 24th Street
  • McKinley Elementary School
    2401 Santa Monica Blvd
    Park & enter from Chelsea Ave
  • Muir/SMASH Schools*
    Los Amigos Park
    2526 6th Street
    Park & enter from 5th Street
  • Rogers Elementary School
    2401 14th Street
    Park & enter from 16th Street
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
    801 Montana Avenue
    Park & enter from 9th Street

Hours of Operation

June - August (when school is out for summer break)

  • Daily     10 a.m.- dusk
    (Sites w/summer school or CREST programs open at 1 p.m.)

September - June

  • Saturdays  9 a.m.- dusk
  • Sundays   10 a.m.- dusk

Winter Break, Spring Break and Holidays

  • Daily   10 a.m.-dusk

Muir/SMASH, year round*

  • Monday-Friday   6-10 p.m.
  • Sat & Sun 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Holidays

  • New Years Day - Closed
  • Martin Luther King Day - 10am-dusk
  • Presidents Day - 10am-dusk  
  • Easter - Closed
  • Memorial Day - 10am-dusk
  • 4th of July - 10am-dusk
  • Labor Day - 10am-dusk
  • Thanksgiving - Closed
  • Day After Thanksgiving -10am-dusk
  • Christmas - Closed

*Muir/SMASH Schools at Los Amigos Park has different hours of operation and City park regulations apply to its use.

  • Public use of the school playground at other times is strictly prohibited.
  • The school playground may be closed, as necessary, for repairs, renovation or inclement weather. See current field conditions.

Rules & Regulations (School Playgrounds)

For your safety, enjoyment and the protection of school property, the following are NOT allowed on the school grounds:

  • Dogs and other pets
  • Tobacco, alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs
  • Fires and cooking
  • Bicycles, skates, scooters and skate boards
  • Metal cleats
  • Littering and dumping
  • Damaging or destroying school property
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Remote control models
  • Amplified music and percussion instruments
  • Hanging signs or banners without School District authorization
  • Interference with maintenance efforts

Play equipment is designed for use by children ages 5 through 12. Use of equipment is at the discretion of a responsible adult. If the playground is crowded, please give children under the age of 12 priority in using fields and play equipment. Any behavior or activity that is determined by the City's Playground Representative to be unsafe, hazardous, a violation of rules or inappropriate is prohibited. Violators may be asked to leave the premises.

After-School Playground Access

Free after-school unstructured supervised playground time through CREST Playground Access.

Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to use playgrounds after school in a supervised, but unstructured setting. For the safety of all children, registration is required for all participants. Only registered children are allowed on campus.

Hours of Operation
  • Grades 1-2 : For 30 minutes following school dismissal. 
  • Grades 3-5 : For 2 hours and 15 minutes following school dismissal.

Playground Access does not operate on rainy days, staff development days, vacation breaks, during hazardous outdoor conditions, or when field space is limited due to a school event.

Locations  

Edison, Franklin, Grant, McKinley, Muir/SMASH, Rogers & Roosevelt.

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