Covid 19 – Update from the City of Manhattan Beach Parks Department

Just an FYI if you’re planning to head outdoors in Manhattan Beach during these strange times.  This is from the city of Manhattan Beach Parks Department:

The safety of Manhattan Beach participants, employees, volunteers and members of the community remains the top priority and the City of Manhattan Beach is taking appropriate action to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Following recommendations from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Public Health, the CDC and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to, the City of Manhattan Beach is closing all community facilities and canceling classes, events and programs through the end of April. For activities scheduled to end in March or April, participants will receive a partial refund. All classes scheduled to begin in April will be canceled and participants will be issued a refund within the next 7 to 10 days.

With an abundance of caution, the following facilities and fields will be closed:

  • Joslyn Community Center
  • Live Oak Rec Hall, Ceramics Studio, Live Oak Field and Dorsey Field
  • Manhattan Heights Community Center and Baseball Fields
  • Manhattan Beach Art Center
  • Marine Avenue Park Baseball Field, Turf Field and Community Center
  • Marine Sports Complex
  • Begg Pool & Mira Costa Pool
  • Begg Field
  • Manhattan Village Field
  • MBUSD Athletic Fields
  • Mira Costa Tennis Courts

Additionally, the following events will be canceled or postponed:

  • Senior and Scout House Community Center Gala
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Older Adults Health Fair
  • Family Camp Out

All park reservations through the end of April will be canceled and customers will receive a full refund. Tennis and basketball courts and all City parks will remain open during daylight hours.

Thank you for your understanding.

Mark Leyman
Director of Parks & Recreation

Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department
1400 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA, US

The Manhattan Beach Volleyball Open AVP Event Starts this Week

The 55th Manhattan Beach Open marks the longest running, continuous tournament in the sport of beach volleyball.  The AVP returnsMBO to the mecca of beach volleyball as the most talented men and women in the sport battle it out to have their names enshrined on the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Click here for event guide.

The Manhattan Beach open is the grandaddy of beach volleyball tournaments and the most prestigious tournament there is.  It has gone through a number of changes over the years with the AVP reigning supreme for many years, faltering a few years ago, and now back as an AVP event.  The courts are located just south of the Manhattan Beach pier and is a great event to see from the sand, Strand, or parking lots above.  With an abundance of bars and restaurants to visit during or after it’s a can’t miss weekend in this wonderful city and just another great summer event in Manhattan Beach CA.


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