Burton W. Chace Park
The 10-acre Burton W. Chace Park is a center bustling with community activities. With an amazing view of the Marina del Rey neighborhood, it’s a great spot for taking in the Marina view while on a stroll. Alongside picnic tables with barbeque areas, fishing platforms and more, this park is home to many local fairs and festivals which take place year round. Be sure to take advantage of the Marina del Rey water bus, which offers rides around the Marina for $1.00.
Especially true during the summer months, free concerts are events you ought not miss. This includes weekly events like “Symphonic Thursdays” and “Pop Saturdays,” which have in the past featured performers such as Blue Oyster Cult, Roberta Flack and Bernadette Peters. You could also tone it down a bit by dining at some of the seasonal cafes or grab a bike and ride along the South Bay Bicycle Trail.
Burton W. Chace Park was first opened in 1972 in honor of the founding father of Marina del Rey, Burton W. Chace. The Park is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm 7 days a week. Admission to the park is free. You can find displays of historical photographs of Santa Monica, Playa del Rey, and the canals of Venice in 1905 at the office of the park.