Your Map to Staying Active in Santa Monica
January 29, 2019
by Erin Taylor
This article originally appeared in the January edition of Seascape.
From the multiple park locations, to history-rich libraries and regular farmers markets, Santa Monica has so much to offer to keep everyone physically and mentally healthy.
P1: ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE
415 Pacific Coast Highway
Reserve a sand volleyball court, take a yoga class, or play on the playground at this beachside oasis.
P2: CLOVER PARK
2600 Ocean Park Boulevard
Take a brisk walk or jog or stop by the exercise equipment by the looping path for a quick and easy workout around Santa Monica’s second largest park.
P3: DOUGLAS PARK
2439 Wilshire Boulevard
One of the City’s three original parks, reserve a tennis court, or enjoy a moment of relaxation by the pond.
P4: EUCLID PARK
1525 Euclid Street
A sweet backyard to the neighborhood, explore what’s growing in the community garden or gather together by reserving the community room.
P5: JOSLYN PARK
633 Kensington Road
Enjoy the day playing with your four-legged friend at the Herb Katz Dog Park in Joslyn Park.
P6: MARINE PARK
1406 Marine Street
Enroll in fun and educational community classes held in the auditorium and fields.
P7: REED PARK
1133 7th Street
Work out outdoors on Reed Park’s exercise equipment or basketball courts.
P8: VIRGINIA AVENUE PARK
2200 Virginia Avenue
Try out Virginia Avenue Park’s refurbished walking path – recent improvements to the path’s surface and drainage make it even easier to start walking toward a healthier you.
P9: CAMERA OBSCURA ART LAB
1450 Ocean Avenue
Find your inner beat and upgrade your wellbeing with other participants in Camera Obscura Studio Resident DaEun Jung’s Kitchenware Percussion Group, meeting 1/12 and 1/19 at the Camera Obscura Art Lab.
P10: MEMORIAL PARK
1401 Olympic Boulevard
Come take advantage of an easy-going gym experience, with top-notch equipment at the Memorial Park Fitness Room.
M1: ARIZONA AVENUE (between 4th & Ocean)
Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The largest grower-only Certified Farmers Market in Southern California and a favorite for local chefs.
M2: ARIZONA AVENUE (between 4th and 2nd Streets)
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The quintessential California Farmers Market.
M3: 2200 VIRGINIA AVENUE (in Virginia Avenue Park)
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
The hidden jewel of the Santa Monica food scene.
M4: 2640 MAIN STREET (in Heritage Square)
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The community living room of Santa Monica part weekly farmers market, part food fair and all the great community vibes with music, children’s activities and much more.
L1: MAIN LIBRARY
601 Santa Monica Boulevard
A vibrant learning center that offers quality customer service, helps visitors access information and resources, and cultivates wellbeing and lifelong learning through innovative programs.
L2: FAIRVIEW BRANCH LIBRARY
2101 Ocean Park Boulevard
An enduring neighborhood community hub that serves a user base made up of longtime baby boomer residents and new residents represented by young families.
L3: MONTANA BRANCH LIBRARY
1704 Montana Avenue
Opened in 1952 and located alongside the many boutique shops and eateries on walkable Montana Avenue.
L4: OCEAN PARK BRANCH LIBRARY
2601 Main Street
Located in a designated historic district, the branch celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2018 and it is one of the last standing Carnegie Libraries in Southern California.
L5: PICO BRANCH LIBRARY
2201 Pico Boulevard
The second busiest library after the Main Library and a Platinum LEED rated library located in Virginia Avenue Park.