Live Oak Park
Considered one of the oldest parks in Manhattan Beach, Live Oak encompasses nearly nine acres of land, and among its many amenities and facts, this park is the official site of the annual Old Hometown Fair in October and is home to one of the city’s most cherished tot lots (playgrounds) and other children’s play areas.
Located 10 minutes from Lawndale, Live Oak Park homes six lighted tennis courts frequently used for tournaments, private matches, and classes, one lighted basketball court, and two multipurpose fields. Several picnic areas accommodate 10-50 people, including barbecues, restrooms, and drinking fountains. Some of the park’s amenities make it a favorite destination for community members.
Live Oak Park is also home to community buildings like the Live Oak Recreation Center (which has a ceramic studio and a tennis office), the Josylyn Community Center (a senior citizens club that has meeting rooms, an auditorium, a library, a kitchen, and a dance and exercise studio, all of which can be used for gatherings, or meetings), the Live Oak Hall (which accommodate big groups for meetings and classes), and the Scout House (a rustic meeting room for scouting activities). Also found at Live Oak Park are the Martin Ganz Memorial and the Live Oak Park dog run.
1901 N Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266