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Manhattan Heights Park

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The health and safety of our community remains top priority. Due to COVID-19, all parks, picnic pads, recreation and athletic facilities/courts/fields and playgrounds are CLOSED.  Furthermore, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all gatherings are prohibited until further notice.
Stay tuned for tips on how to stay active and recreate from the comfort of your own home.
Additionally, the following events will be canceled or postponed:

Senior and Scout House Community Center Gala
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Older Adults Health Fair
Family Camp Out
Exhibitions (through April)
AARP Tax Aid Program: Update call 1-888-227-7669 for alternative tax filing options

All park reservations through the end of April will be canceled and customers will receive a full refund.

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Manhattan Heights Park Slideshow

Located at 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Developed in 1948

Located across the street from Polliwog Park, this park encompasses almost four acres and includes a large, lighted athletic field and community center. With its large shady trees, this is a popular site for social, informal family gatherings. The picnic facilities accommodate about 32 people. Other recreational facilities include two tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts (converted to Pickleball courts every Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM), two basketball courts (one of which can be converted into a mini-basketball court) all of which are lighted, and a bouldering wall. The park also includes a small children's play area, restrooms and drinking fountains.

The Manhattan Heights Community Center is home to the REC Program, Teen Center and and the Manhattan Heights Senior Club. It is also available to the general public for meetings, parties and other gatherings. The auditorium can accommodate about 170 people. The building also includes a catering kitchen and a meeting and activity room.

A multi-use field containing a softball diamond that is approximately 180 feet all around is available on site, not lighted. The field is suitable for youth and adult use. Two outdoor basketball courts are available on site suitable for small practices and pick-up games, non regulation sized courts.

Parking is available in an adjacent lot and along Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Avenue, and Eleventh Street.

Facilities that can be reserved
For reservations, please contact Facility Reservations (310) 802-5448. For a list of facility rental prices, please visit the Indoor and Outdoor Facility Price List.

Manhattan Heights Community Center Mt. Whitney Banquet Hall

Size 2,946 square feet Map of Facility Manhattan Heights Community Center Mt. Whitney Banquet Hall (PDF)
Maximum Capacity 150 people Length of Use Minimum 2 hours
Hours Available 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily Equipment See equipment list
Note: Set-ups available
Appropriate for the following types of events: Meetings, lectures, exercise classes, wedding receptions (non-alcohol), parties, retirements and other large gatherings.


Mt. Baldy Room

Size 580 square feet Map of Facility Manhattan Heights Community Center Mt. Baldy Room (PDF)
Maximum Capacity 20 people Length of Use Minimum 2 hours
Hours Available 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily Equipment See equipment list
Note: Set-ups available
Appropriate for the following types of events: Meetings, classes, small gatherings.
Set-ups available: See set-ups.

Size 196 square feet

Maximum Capacity 10 people Length of Use Minimum 2 hours
Maximum 6 hours
Hours Available 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily Equipment Coffee machine with two-pot warmer
oven/stove (2)
stainless steel carts (2)
Note: Set-ups available
Appropriate for the following types of events: Catering and food storage.

Bouldering Wall
This climbing wall was made possible through a generous donation from the Hometown Fair 10K Run Committee in 1999. Visitors to the park may climb the wall at their own risk. It is designed for ages six and above, but youth under age 13 must climb with adult supervision. Only soft-soled climbing shoes or athletic-type shoes are allowed on the wall (no cleats, spikes, etc.). The wall provides a wonderful place to experience adventure opportunities within the city and is a great place to learn and practice rock climbing skills in an outdoor setting. 


Manhattan Heights Park Picnic Area

Size 2 tables Map of Facility Manhattan Heights Park Picnic Area (PDF)
Maximum Capacity 25 per table (50 people) Length of Use Minimum 2 hours
Hours Available Saturday and Sunday
8:00 AM to dusk
Appropriate for the following types of events: Small children's activities such as birthday parties, playgroups and other outings.

Rental Equipment List 

The following items are available to the public for rental when reserving an indoor facility. Equipment items may not be removed from the facility. The cost of repair/replacement of equipment resulting for applicant's use will be deducted from the reservation deposit.

Manhattan Heights Community Center

  • (2) microphones--$15 each (Mt. Whitney Banquet Hall only)
  • (1) podium--$5
  • (1) hot water dispenser--$15 each
  • (10) gymnastic mats (4'x8')--$5 each

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