To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until April 30. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at 310-802-5000.


Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
Follow us on facebook  instagram  Twitter

Download the Spring 2020 MANHAPPENINGS (PDF)

Registration Dates:
Manhattan Beach Residents - March 9, 2020
Non-Manhattan Beach Residents - March 30, 2020

Activities begin the week of:
Spring classes that begin April will be cancelled.
Spring classes that begin in May are expected to be held unless otherwise notified.

NEW Summer Activity Registration Dates (tentative)
Manhattan Beach Residents - May 18, 2020
Non-Manhattan Beach Residents - June 1, 2020

MANHAPPENINGS is going green!
The Spring 2020 edition of the MANHAPPENINGS and the 2020 Summer Camp Guide will not be mailed to residents in Manhattan Beach but will be available for digital viewing by clicking on the cover below. Limited hard copies will be available at City Hall, Joslyn Community Center, Manhattan Heights Park, Manhattan Beach Library, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Begg Pool, Ceramics Studio and Tennis Office at Live Oak Park.

Online - BEGINS AT 6:00 AM!

  • The service requires a nonrefundable convenience fee of 5.35% of the total charges 
  • Remember to print out your receipt to take with you to class


  • Mail in registration form (PDF) to:
    Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department
    ATTN: Class Registration
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Include payment on form (check payable to "City of Manhattan Beach" or credit card)
  • Make sure to sign Release of Liability and Cardholder Signature if paying with a credit card
  • Receipt will be emailed to you

Walk In

  • Walk in a registration form (PDF) to:
    Manhattan Beach City Hall
    Parks and Recreation Department
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    Hours: Monday through Thursday; 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday; 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
    Pay using exact cash, check or credit card



Refund Policy

  1. A full refund (including convenience fees) will be issued for any program, activity, or event that is canceled for any reason by the Parks and Recreation Department.

  2. Any person who requests a refund before the second class may receive a refund minus the convenience fee. A Refund/Transfer Request Form (PDF) must be submitted for all refund requests. Camps and Bus Excursions not included. Contact (310) 802-5448 for more information.

  3. Download the Refund/Transfer Request Form (PDF), fill the form out completely and submit the completed form to the Parks and Recreation Department. Please include any necessary documentation such as a doctor's note if applicable. You may also have a form faxed to you by calling (310) 802-5448 or you may pick up a form at Manhattan Beach City Hall, Parks andRecreation Department, Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    Ways to submit your form: Email, mail it or walk it in to Manhattan Beach City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

General Policies

  • Residents are defined as individuals residing in Manhattan Beach.
  • Acceptable ID: photo ID, driver's license, utility bill with Manhattan Beach address is needed to verify residence.
  • Advanced registration is required for all classes.  You cannot register after the second class meeting, unless you have a note from the instructor.  Fee will not be prorated.
  • All activities, dates and fees are subject to change.
  • Classes not reaching required enrollment may be canceled and refunds for activity fee are issued.
  • Must be the age specified for the activity by the start of the class.  Proof may be required for all classes for ages 2 to 16 (i.e., birth certificate, passport).
  • False information regarding name, age, city or address, etc., results in being dropped without refund.  You may be asked for ID at the first class.
  • No registration will be taken over the phone or via email.
  • When registering by mail, your name will automatically be placed on a waiting list when a class is full.  You will be notified by the Parks and Recreation Department if there is an opening. Do not attend the first class if you have not been notified to do so.
  • The online registration service requires a nonrefundable convenience fee of 5.35% of the total charges.

  For more information call (310) 802-5448 or email.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer