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Playa Vista is located on the Westside of Los Angeles. You’ll find a little bit of everything here — shops, restaurants, parks, and office space. Playa Vista is also referred to as “Silicon Beach,” because so many tech companies have offices here. But, with “70% of the original community design designated as parks and open space,” you’ll find plenty of family-friendly activities!
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Playa Vista Farmers’ Market
Runway at Playa Vista
12775 W. Millennium, Los Angeles, CA
Playa Vista hosts a weekly Farmers’ Market each Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. You’ll find vendors selling a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as prepared foods, speciality items, and more. Nearby, you’ll also find a variety of shops and restaurants so you can make a day out of exploring this one area of Playa Vista.
The Sports Park
13196 Bluff Creek Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
The name says it all. This seven-acre park includes a soccer field, baseball field, tennis courts, two basketball half-courts, and a children’s playground. The children’s playground is a Shane’s Inspiration Playground, meaning it’s an accessible and inclusive playground for children with disabilities to play right alongside all park-loving children.
Playa Vista Branch Library
6400 Playa Vista Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
The Playa Vista Branch Library is a part of the Los Angeles Public Library system. Families will find a variety of special events here including Toddler Storytime, the Playa Vista Chess Club (for kids and teens), Knitting for Beginners, and more. Families will also appreciate the designated children’s section and designated teen section. Check the website before visiting; opening hours vary. The Library is closed on Sundays.
13020 Pacific Promenade, Los Angeles, CA 90094
You can do it all at Concert Park. Throughout the year it is often the site of special events including outdoor concerts, movies in the park, fun runs and more. Year-round, families will enjoy a scenic park offering lots of open green spaces and shady trees. Pack a picnic and plan to stay awhile.
Cinemark Playa Vista and XD
12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90094
When you’re ready to head indoors and want to sit down, relax, and enjoy a movie, then Cinemark Playa Vista and XD is waiting for you. This theatre also features a “Dine-In” option, meaning they offer an expanded menu including hamburgers, salads, desserts, and more. They also offer an “Early Bird” special — check the website for details. Regular theatre-goers appreciate the four-hour validated parking and comfy seats!
Runway Playa Vista
Runway Blvd. between McConnell Ave. and Village Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094
Cinemark is in Runway Playa Vista, one of LA’s newest communities nestled in Playa Vista. You’ll found a Whole Foods, an ice cream shop, workout studios, restaurants and a lovely outdoor space with tables to have lunch in the walkable area.
Ballona Discovery Park
13110 Bluff Creek Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90094
This two-acre park is a wonderful place to make lessons of science and environmentalism come to life. This “museum without walls” strives to teach visitors about the history of the Ballona Wetlands, including its importance as a habitat for a number of creatures. Check the website before visiting to give you an idea of what you will see and its importance, including interpretive panels, a “Ki” structure (reminiscent of a structure the Tongva tribe may have used), and more. The Park is open every day from dawn to dusk.
Playa Vista Parks
various locations, Los Angeles, CA
Playa Vista is unique in that it is home to a multitude of parks. In fact, you’ll find 27 parks here! Whether you’re looking for an outdoor spot to sit and read with your child, you want to admire community gardens, or you’re looking for space for a game of catch, you’ll find a park to fit your needs. Check the interactive map for more information.
And don’t forget, Playa Vista is close to Marina del Rey. Click here to read “11 Things To Do In Marina del Rey With Kids.”
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