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Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Department Calendar

To hold a special event within the City of Manhattan Beach (including the Metlox Center), please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448. For more information on any Parks and Recreation events, please call (310) 802-5448 or email.

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REC School Year Program: Table Bowling (LOP), Spook Ball and Elephant Ball (MHP)

After School REC Park Pass and After School REC with Extended Care

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Live Oak Park (LOP) Activity: Table Bowling
Two tables are placed parallel from each other. Three cones are placed at the end of each table (similar to bowling pins). Players take turns rolling a ball down the table to knock the cones down. The player with the most cones knocked over is the winner!

Manhattan Heights Park (MHP) Activity: Spook Ball and Elephant Ball
Spook Ball begins when all the players make a circle about arms length away from each other and stand with their hands behind their backs. The group leader will stand in the middle of the circle and become the "spooker". The spooker will try to get the other players out in one of two ways:

  • Pretending to tag a player with the ball and make them flinch
  • Actually tagging the player with the ball

If a player does not flinch when the spooker pretends to tag them with the ball they will still be in the game. If the spooker throws the ball, the player must catch the ball and not drop it in order to stay in the game. The last player in the circle will become the new spooker.

Elephant Ball begins when each player is standing side by side in a circle. Players then use their hands to hit the ball across the circle. The objective is to get the ball through another person's legs. If the ball passes through the legs of a player that player is out. The game is over when there is only one person left.


The REC Program is a user-pay program open to children ages 6 to 12 or children in grades 1st through 5th. Children will be participating in self-directed and organized recreational activities designed to positively impact social connections, human development, and lifelong learning. All activities are supervised by trained CPR certified recreation leaders. REC Program ratio: 1 leader per 13 children.

2018-2019 REC Program
2018 - 2019 REC Program (PDF)

*Please note activities are subject to change based on weather and field maintenance.

Program Fees and Descriptions

Extended Care

Elementary School REC Location Cost Activity Number
Grand View
Live Oak Park (LOP)
1901 North Valley Drive
$275/MONTH per child (10% Sibling Discount)
31697
Pacific 31699
Meadows Manhattan Heights Park (MHP)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
31698
Pennekamp 31700

Included in Monthly Extended Care Fee

  • Pick up from four local elementary schools: Meadows Elementary, Pennekamp Elementary, Pacific Elementary, and Grand View Elementary during enrolled month.
  • All day REC Program (7:15 AM to 6:00 PM) for MBUSD in-service days and minimum days during enrolled month.
  • REC Camps during enrolled month: Fall (3 days), Winter (4 days each week x 2), Ski Week (5 days) and Spring Break (5 days) at both parks from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM. Excludes REC Summer Camp.

REC Park Pass

If your child does not go to one of the listed elementary schools, or you do not have a need for the extended care program, the REC Park Pass is for you! Register for the REC Park Pass and drop off your child at the REC Program which includes all of the same days and hours as above.

Activity Number
REC Location Cost
31696 Live Oak Park (LOP)
1901 North Valley Drive
$275/MONTH per child (10% Sibling Discount)
Manhattan Heights Park (MHP)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

Included in Monthly REC Pass Fee

  • All day REC Program (7:15 AM to 6:00 PM) for MBUSD in-service days and minimum days during enrolled month.
  • REC Camps during enrolled month: Fall (3 days), Winter (4 days each week x 2), Ski Week (5 days) and Spring Break (5 days) at both parks from 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM. Excludes REC Summer Camp.

 


REC Program Locations
Facilities map

Park Hours of Operation Phone Number REC Extended Care Phone Numbers ONLY
Live Oak Park (LOP)
1901 Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Wednesday
1:45 PM to 6:00 PM

Pacific REC Staff: (310) 877-0503

 

Grand View REC Staff: (310) 877-0509

 

Site Supervisor: Jesus Eredia
(310) 877-0509 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Email

REC Extended Care ONLY
If your child will not be walking with the REC staff for any reason, please call or text the REC Staff of your child's school by noon of each occurrence.

Pacific REC Staff: (310) 877-0503
Grand View REC Staff: (310) 877-0509
Meadows REC Staff: (310) 877-0516
Pennekamp REC Staff: (310) 877-0511

Manhattan Heights Park (MHP)
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Meadows REC Staff: (310) 877-0516

 

Pennekamp REC Staff: (310) 877-0511

 

Site Supervisor: Julia Marin
(310) 877-0511 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Email


Registration
  • Register Online
  • Fax in (310) 802-5401
  • Mail in:
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Attention: Parks and Recreation
  • Walk in at City Hall in Manhattan Beach (Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

Registration confirmation must be brought to staff upon arrival. Any children not registered prior to attending REC Program will not be able to stay.

Additional Contact

All park users must respect and follow park rules.

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