1341 Lake St., Venice, CA 90291
Council District
Neighborhood Service Area
West Los Angeles

310-396-8735 (Main) | 310-314-1815 (ASC/Little Learners)
Email Address
Hours of Operation

M-F 9am-9pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

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Sports and Fitness Programs
Basketball, Dance, Soccer Futsal, Baseball, Tennis, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Flag Football, Cheer, Fitness Exercise

Cultural Programs
Camps, Afterschool, Preschool, Arts and Crafts, Clubs, Special Events, Hobbies and Games, Educational Tutor, Science and Nature

Facility Features
Baseball Diamond (Lighted) , Basketball Courts (Lighted / Indoor) , Basketball Courts (Lighted / Outdoor) , Childrens Play Area , Tennis Courts (Lighted) , Classroom(s) , Kitchen , Multipurpose Sports Field , Stage , TV Area

General Information: Penmar Recreation Center is located on Lake St near Walgrove Ave. Our special features include: Multipurpose Center, Stage, Gymnasium, Picnic Area, Playground, six tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts (two full courts and one half court), field space and five baseball diamonds. There is two picnic tables that are first come first serve by our playground. The recreation building (including restrooms) will be open during facility hours only, and will be locked at all other times. Groups may not exceed 100 people. NO jumpers, grills or other extra equipment are allowed at the recreation center. Our staff, instructors, and volunteers offer a variety of programs and activities for the community. Music classes, day camp programs, sports leagues/programs, and dance and fitness activities are all available.

Little Learners Information: Children experience an enrichment based program that offers supervised play, social, cognitive and emotional interactions, organized activities, special events, and much, much more. Children will participate in circle time, music, story time, games, play and sensory table-top activities such as crafts, cooking and science. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum introduces numbers, colors, shapes, name recognition and days of the week.

We have an energetic team of teachers that are highly qualified and experienced in the preschool setting. We are very proud of our multicultural students and faculty and our staff to child ratio is typically 1:8 or smaller. Children must be toilet trained and able to participate without a parent or caregiver. For more information about this program, please call our office at 310.314.1815.

After School Club Information: Offers students from Tk-5th grade with homework assistance, enrichment classes, and organized games after school. We focus on creating relationships with students from different schools and teach them how to share and empathize with each other. We pick up from Walgrove, Beethoven, CDA and Broadway Elementary.

Our After School Club program is dedicated in providing a quality program to our youth. Our staff is trained in a variety of ways to encourage students to always do their best. We do have a behavior system in place that holds the students and parents accountable for their actions. If students get three behavior notices they are not allowed back into our program. We strive to better our students by providing a safe and friendly environment.  We are looking forward to provide a great and safe and enriching space for your child after school. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 310.314.1815.

Permits: there are several areas that can be permitted, the gymnasium, baseball diamonds, field space and our multipurpose room. Please contact us at for further information.

Sports Information: We offer youth sports leagues for children 5-16 years of age. (Please see brochure for more specific information.)

Camp Information: Penmar Recreation Center offers four different types of camps for children ages 6-14 (Preschool-8th Grade). Camps are offered in the summer, winter, and spring based on the LAUSD school holiday breaks. Note: Preschool camp is only offered during the summer. Winter & Spring Camp are both K-8th grade only. Please check brochure if your child meets the age requirements for our camps.

Class Registration Information: Our current class information is available online. Please call 310.396.8735 for more information. Most classes run 8-10 weeks, unless otherwise stated. Students must meet class age requirements by the date of enrollment. Staff reserves the right to require proof of age at any time. Only Visa and MasterCard credit cards can be used to register online. Walk-In registration and online registration always start on Mondays, check brochure for dates. Payment in full by credit card, check, exact cash or money order must be made in person at the time of Walk-In Registration. Checks are to be made payable to “L.A. City Department of Recreation and Parks”. Class fees will NOT be prorated until after the fourth week of classes. See below for our refund policy.

Please consult with your physician before enrolling in any physically demanding class. Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate in our programs. Reasonable accommodations will be made with prior arrangements.


  • A 15% fee will be assessed by the recreation center for any patron granted a refund, change, or transfer per class or sports league registration. After the first day of a session the recreation center issues a partial refund to patrons withdrawing from an activity.
  • No full refunds will be issued unless a class or sports league is cancelled by the center.
  • Credit or make-ups will not be given for classes missed by patrons
  • There will be no prorating before the 4th week of classes, thereafter 20% will be prorated from the original class fee.
  • We reserve the right to cancel/combine classes if the minimum enrollment is not met.



Now recruiting Park Advisory Board members! Our Park Advisory Board is made up of volunteer community members who meet quarterly to discuss park events and activities, potential park upgrades, projects and improvements. 

Please contact the park office if you are interested in becoming a member or for more information.   You can also complete a PAB Interest Form and email the completed form to the park office at PARK Email Address -


Penmar Rec Tennis Court Construction Info

Penmar Sports League Live Schedules & Information
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Co-Rec Basketball GPLA Basketball
GPLA Volleyball Co-Rec Soccer
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