Muscle Beach

The famous “Muscle Beach” known for gigantic bodybuilders training for Mr. Olympia may be a thing of the past, but the spirit of fitness on display is alive and well in Venice. Muscle Beach is an enclosed weight-lifting area which requires a paid pass for use. There is an adjacent sandpit with rings, ropes, parallel bars and a hookup for weight bags which is free to use. You must bring your own weight bags for that area.

Hours and costs for the weight-lifting area are:

  • Sundays: 10-4
  • Nov-Jan 8-5
  • Feb-Mar 8-6
  • April-Sept 8-7
  • Oct -8-6

1 Day Pass: $10

7 Day Pass $50

Yearly Membership $170

T-Shirts are available in the Recreation office at 1800 Ocean Front Walk for $20

For more information contact:

Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department
Phone: (310) 399-2775

Venice Beach Recreation Center
1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

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