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Parks and Recreation Department
1400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Parks and Recreation Department oversees a variety of facilities maintenance and programs, including aquatics, aMore Concerts in the Park series, cultural arts, older adults programs, personal training, sports and fitness, summer camp and other youth programs.

Citywide department facilities include 80 acres of parkland across 11 parks, 18 ball fields, five batting cages, 18 tennis courts (including two paddle tennis courts), four (Pay-N-Play) racquetball courts, three basketball courts, two par courses, a 1.7 mile jogging path, a nine-hole golf course and a public swimming pool.

Also located within the city is a two-mile walking and jogging path that runs parallel to a bike path along the beach. Along the beach—spanning north and south of the Manhattan Beach Pier—are over 150 volleyball courts available for private or public use. The facilities at Mira Costa High School are also available for public use.

Richard Gill is the department director and he can be reached at 310-802-5403 or by e-mail at rgill@citymb.info.

Manhattan Beach City Hall
1400 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

City Hall is Manhattan Beach's main government building. Constructed in November 1975, it replaced a previousMore structure that was condemned shortly after an earthquake damaged it in February 1971. The original 1916 cornerstone reportedly did not contain any historical mementoes, but city officials added it to a wall of the new building to preserve historical tradition.

Both the Human Resources and City Attorney's offices are on the first floor, along with the Engineering division. The first level also houses Council Chambers, where all City Council, as well as board and commission meetings are conducted. Notices and agendas of upcoming meetings for all departments can be found on the city's Web site.

The second floor of the building is comprised of the offices and staff of the city manager and city clerk, along with those of the departments of Finance, Community Development, and Parks and Recreation.