MARINA DEL REY
PARKS & GREEN SPACES
BURTON W. CHACE PARK
8am – 8pm, 7 days a week
This beautiful 10-acre park is a crown jewel of the Marina. Jutting out into the main channel, it offers one of the best vista points, and is perfect for a morning jog or leisurely picnic or BBQ. It’s also a great place to just sit back and watch the sunset.
Burton W. Chace Park offers a multi-purpose room picnic tables, barbecues, pergolas, picnic shelters, outdoor programs, great harbor viewing areas, guest docks, and is host to numerous year-round events. The park is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
The multi-purpose community room, park grounds, pergolas, and picnic shelters with barbecues are available for meetings or social gatherings such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, baby showers, etc.
The Community Room at Chace Park has one large meeting room with a full kitchen. The patios surrounding the Community Room offer a choice of sun or shade. There are benches on the patios to enjoy the outdoors during meeting breaks.
Reservations for rental spaces in the park are taken no earlier than 90 days prior to the event date, but no later than 15 days before the event date. All fees, proof of insurance and completed application forms are due 15 days before the event; otherwise a late processing fee of $100 per day will be applied.
All reservations require an insurance certificate in the amount of $1 million general liability coverage and $2 million general aggregate coverage. An Additional Insured Endorsement naming “County of Los Angeles” as an additional insured is also required.
For the insurance requirements, you may go through a broker of your choice.
For reservations and prices, please call (424) 526-7910 or download the reservation application. All reservations require a security deposit. Some reservations may require additional permits.
Imagine your wedding outdoors overlooking Marina del Rey. The park grounds of Burton W. Chace Park offer several locations (North Pergola, South Pergola, or the Bridge) for a memorable wedding.
The park grounds can also be rented for corporate picnics, weddings, and special events. There is room on the wide lawns for children to play.
There are three picnic shelters (A, B, and C). Each shelter has 6 picnic tables and 6 barbecue grills and each shelter may seat up to 48 people.
Reservations are only taken for Picnic Shelter “A”. The other picnic shelters (shelter “B” and “C”), including picnic tables in the park, are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no table saving allowed.
Guest Boat Docks
Stay overnight on our guest docks for up to seven nights (within a 30-day period).
Visit Guest Docks for details on pricing, and policy & procedures.
You can launch your boat at the trailerable Boat Launch Ramp.
Park events include, but are not limited to:
- The Fourth of July Fireworks Show
- Marina del Rey FREE Summer Concerts
- Old Fashioned Day in the Park
- Discover Marina del Rey Community Event
- The Holiday Boat Parade (featuring a fireworks show)
YVONNE B. BURKE PARK
In April 2009, Admiralty Park was renamed Yvonne B. Burke Park to honor Supervisor Burke’s retirement after 16 years of service representing the Second District of the County of Los Angeles.
Yvonne B. Burke Park, opened in 1985 and located adjacent to Admiralty Way, has a free parcourse fitness circuit in the grassy area of the park. Each station has a sign that describes an exercise, and the park is lit for night workouts. Choose one station or do the entire course—it’s your decision.
The Beach Bike path (Marvin Braude Bike Trail) runs through the park. This bike path extends from Pacific Palisades to Torrance, with beautiful views of the ocean and Marina del Rey. There are many restaurants and shops along the path to stop and take in the view.
YVONNE B. BURKE PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The Department of Beaches and Harbors is scheduled to start the construction of the Yvonne Burke Park Improvement Project in September 2017.
The existing 8-acre public park is located along Admiralty Way and is operated and maintained by the Department of Beaches and Harbors. The park was originally developed in 1985, and no significant upgrades have been made to the facility since it was opened.
The proposed project consists of refurbishing the existing par course fitness circuit, including replacing the exercise equipment, signage, and existing turf with decomposed granite at each of the par course stations; upgrading the existing park site furnishings, including replacing the seating benches, trash receptacles, drinking fountains, pet waste stations, and park monument sign; replacing and realigning the existing asphalt walkways with new concrete walkways to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements; and reconstructing and reconfiguring the entrance for one of the parking lots to provide improved access.
The project will be constructed in phases, and portions of the park will be open to public during the construction. The bike path is not a part of the project and will remain open during construction.
- Estimated Construction Start Date: Fall 2017
- Estimated Completion Date: Spring 2018
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AUBREY E. AUSTIN JR. PARK
Aubrey E. Austin Jr. Park has a paved walkway out to the ocean end of the north jetty that is a favorite of joggers and fishermen. Beachgoers can walk along the jetty to reach the Marina peninsula.
There is also a quiet spot (shown above) overlooking the Marina lagoon. Both the jetty walkway and the overlook for the Marina lagoon are stroller and wheelchair-accessible.
This park is a memorial for Harold L. Edgington, a dedicated Harbor Patrol officer who gave his life in the line of duty.