Manhattan Village Field – Manhattan Beach

manh viilageManhattan Village Field is a large piece of land acquired from the Chevron Oil Company and provides 3 acres of soccer field, picnic areas and play areas. Restrooms are available as are reservations for the field only.

Manhattan Village Field is located west of Manhattan Country Club at 1300 Parkview Ave.

For more info and to make reservations, click here.

 

Larssen Street Parkette – Manhattan Beach

larssen stLarssen Street Parkette is a tiny neighborhood park (one city lot) that’s big on charm. There is play equipment for the little ones, a picnic table and a basketball hoop and lots of shady trees. There are no restroom facilities here.

It’s located in the 200 block of Larssen Street, and street parking is usually available. Click here for more info.

 

Marine Avenue Park – Manhattan Beach

Marine Ave parkMarine Avenue Park is about 7.5 acres large,  is one of the city’s newest parks and has some great recreational facilities. There are 2 outdoor basketball courts, a turf soccer field, a full size basketball court and 4 indoor racquetball courts. You’ll also find kid’s play areas, picnic tables a small rec building available for meetings and classes.

There’s also a covered structure for picnics as well as a picnic area that accommodates about 50. There are three barbeques and eight picnic tables. Dogs are welcome at the dog run. There’s lots of parking in a lot along Marine Ave.

Marine Avenue Park is at 1625 Marine Avenue. For more info and dog run rules click here.

 

 

Veteran’s Parkway – Manhattan Beach

veteransVeteran’s Parkway is the only park is the city that allows dogs on leashes and is a very popular spot for dogwalking, running and jogging. It is 21 acres from beginning to end and winds in a path between Valley and Ardmore from Sepulveda Boulevard and continues through all of Hermosa Beach as Greenbelt Park.  It’s composed of woodchips so it’s easy on the knees!

Between 10th an 11th you’ll find four workout stations, rest spots are every quarter mile, and drinking fountains for humans and canines. The Mariposa Pathway is a section that lends itself to being a rest stop for joggers and pedestrians and boasts beautiful butterfly totems; public art donated by the former mayor.

Veterans Parkway is located all the way through the city between Valley and Ardmore. It was voted Trail of the Month in Runner’s World. For more info click here.

 

 

Sand Dune Park – Manhattan Beach

IMG_0800Sand Dune Park is so named for the 100 foot high sand dune there. You can choose to climb the sand dune or take a nature walk on a lovely winding trail to see the panoramic city view from the top. For preservation and maintenance, the City has implemented a mandatory reservation system for the Sand Dune.

You’ll find a kid’s play area, shady picnic areas and dogs on leashes are welcomed in designated areas.

For more info and to make reservation for the Sand Dune, click here.

 

 

 

Bruce’s Beach – Manhattan Beach

bruces beachIn the 1920’s, Bruce’s Beach was a small stretch of beach which was the first Black owned and operated resort where African-Americans were welcome. It was later seized via eminent domain and dedicated and renamed for the original owners, The Bruce’s, in 2006.

Bruce’s Beach is now the oldest park in the city with amazing sweeping sunset and ocean views and shady hills. There is a half basketball court and park benches. There is an on-leash area for dogs as well.

Bruce’s Beach is located at Highland and 27th Street. For more info click here and for more history click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Street Parquette – Manhattan Beach

8th stAnother quiet little neighborhood park here, with a large grass area and picnic spot to accommodate 16,  offering 2 barbeques. Reservations are not allowed here and there are no restroom facilities. There is play equipment, shady areas and street parking is usually available.

8th Street Parquette is located in the 1700 block of 8th Street. For more, click here.

 

 

 

Polliwog Park – Manhattan Beach

polliwog2Polliwog Park is the biggest park in the city of Manhattan Beach and takes up an impressive 18 acres. The star of the park is a large pond and nature reserve which houses ducks, geese and migratory birds, making a magnificent backdrop for the amphitheater.

The Rose Garden has three gazebos that are available to reserve in 2-hour blocks for parties and gatherings. Nearby is the Manhattan Beach Historical Museum, which is actually one of the oldest beach houses in the city and was moved to the site.

There’s a picnic area with 6 barbeques and some really great play areas for the kiddies with play equipment inspired by a lighthouse.

The Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden also calls Polliwog Park home. It’s run by volunteers and takes up the southwest corner.

Just next door to the park is the Begg Pool which offers recreational swimming and lessons on the summer.

Polliwog Park is at the corner of Redondo Avenue and Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and lots of street parking is available.

For more info or to make reservations click here.

Manhattan Heights Park – Manhattan Beach

Man Heights Park tennisManhattan Heights Park is almost 4 acres large with lots of shady trees as well as a community center and big, lighted athletic field and an unlighted softball field. There is a picnic area that can accommodate about 30, a children’s play area, a rock wall and a horseshoe court.

 The Manhattan Heights Community Center hosts a Senior Citizens’ Club, a Teen Center and the After School REC Program. With a catering kitchen and meeting room, it’s available to residents for parties and meetings and can hold about 170 people.

Manhattan Heights Park is located at Located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Parking is available in an adjacent lot and along Redondo Avenue, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, and 11th Street.

For facility reservations and other info click here.