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Santa Monica has more than 420 acres of public open space offering a range of activities and facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, lawn bowling, basketball courts and baseball fields.

Palisades Park

Santa Monica Public Parks

Santa Monica is home to more than 20 public parks, and each one is unique. So whatever you’re looking for – relaxation or activities – our parks have it.

Browse the Santa Monica Parks page for more information on city parks. Below are just a few noteworthy examples.

Clover Park

2600 Ocean Park Blvd. (between 25th & 27th Sts.)

One baseball field, two softball fields, two soccer fields, one basketball court, one sand volleyball court, picnic tables, BBQs, two Children's playgrounds, two lighted tennis courts.

Joslyn Park

633 Kensington Rd. (1 block west of Lincoln Blvd.)

Community center building with restrooms and kitchen, off-leash dog area, one basketball court, picnic tables, benches, one children's playground.

Marine Park

1406 Marine St. (3 blocks east of Lincoln Blvd.)

Two baseball fields, one soccer field, two basketball courts, birthday pavilion, picnic tables, BBQs, one children's playground, three lighted tennis courts.

Memorial Park

1401 Olympic Blvd. (14th St.)

Police Activities League (gym, youth center, and offices), gym for basketball and volleyball (with showers and restrooms), community meeting rooms, two youth baseball fields with concession stand, one adult baseball field, three softball infields, one soccer field, one children's playground, four lighted tennis courts, one off-leash dog run.

Palisades Park

Ocean Ave. (from Colorado Ave. to San Vicente Blvd.)

Senior Center (Ocean Ave. at Santa Monica Blvd.), Visitors Center kiosk, Camera Obscura, picnic areas, benches, rose garden, pergola, beacon overlook (at California Ave.), shuffleboard courts (outside Senior Center).

Reed Park

1133 7th St. (Wilshire Blvd.)

Community center and youth services staff offices, Miles Memorial Playhouse (310-434-2611), two basketball courts, croquet and horse shoes court, one children's playground, six lighted tennis courts and restrooms.


Ocean Ave. & Main St. (south of Colorado Ave)

Four distinct areas (Garden Hill, Discovery Hill, Observation Hill and Gathering Hill) featuring intimate display gardens, whimsical play elements with slides, a music wall and forts, spectacular views of the Ocean and Pier as well as space for relaxation, picnics and public art.

Virginia Avenue Park

2200 Virginia Ave. (west of Cloverfield Blvd.)

Thelma Terry Community Center, Police Activities League (PAL) Youth Fitness Gym, Police substation (office trailer), one full and two half basketball courts, one sand volleyball court, picnic tables, BBQs, one children’s playground.





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