PALloween Carnival Returns This Thursday For A Frightfully Good Time!

Halloween is upon us once again…oh how the year has flown by! And Halloween in Santa Monica just WOULDN’T be complete without the Annual PALloween Carnival at Barker Hangar, the Westside’s premiere Halloween event for families on Halloween night! PALloween features fantasy-come-true surroundings, costume contests, trick-or treat lane, haunted house, tot area, and game booths. Join us this Thursday, October 31st, 2013 from 5:00pm-9:00pm for all of the festivities!



Our Community Starts Here

Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL)Santa Monica PAL firmly believes that all youth are assets in our community. PAL’s programs and activities are used a vehicle to help youth develop skills that build self-esteem and encourage them to reach their full potential.

Santa Monica PAL is a public-private partnership operated by the City of Santa Monica. PAL is a 501(c)3 corporation with a non-profit Board of Directors. PAL is an after school program that provides educational, cultural, fitness and recreational programs for youth ages 6 – 17 years. PAL is a unique community organization that fosters trust between youth and the men and women of the Santa Monica Police Department.

Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL)The PAL Youth Center has an abundance of enrichment and recreational classes such as homework assistance, computers, reading, college preparation, biking, culinary arts, creative dramatics, arts & crafts, dance, and basketball.

The PAL Fitness Gym also has an array of fitness classes including karate, boxing, weight training, dancing, and open gym workouts. Excursions and special events are also included in the myriad of PAL activities at both sites.

Staff for the PAL program come from the Community and Cultural Services and Santa Monica Police Departments. Coaches and instructors for programming come from community members who volunteer their time. The PAL Youth Center located at 1401 Olympic Blvd., is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon – 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. The PAL Fitness Gym is located at 2200 Virginia Ave., is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon-8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Second Annual Fall Foto Fiesta Contest STARTS NOW!

A new Season means a new Photo Contest! Submit your best picture of Pacific Park for your chance to win a Family Four Pack of Unlimited Ride Wristbands to Pacific Park. All photos will be judged by a panel. Contest starts now and ends October 27th! Winner will be announced on Halloween! Submit your photo by tweeting it to us @PacPark, tagging us on Instagram @PacPark or simply by posting it to our Facebook page at!



Fall Foto Fiesta


Just two weeks ago, Pacific Park was proud to participate in Glow, the all-night cultural experience that featured original commissions by artists that re-imagined Santa Monica Beach as a playground for thoughtful and participatory artworks. NOW, the photos are coming in, and they are STUNNING.

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photo 3 (2)GLOW Returns to Santa Monica this Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 7PM-3AM after a three year hiatus! It will be a night where Santa Monica Beach, the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park will be transformed into an all night cultural experience with art installations, music and all around good vibes!

Pacific Park is PROUD to be a part of this incredible evening of art, and honored that world renowned artist, Victoria Vesna, has created the OMG project for Pacific Wheel:

“OMG is a public art project conceptualized for the Pacific Wheel premiering at Glow 2013 in Santa Monica — dusk to dawn on September 28th. Victoria Vesna is commissioned as one of 3 lead artists for this year’s Glow event in Santa Monica that will take place on September 28th. She is a world renowned artist known for her collaboration with scientists and work with media for many years with a focus on interactive artworks that immerse the audience and put them in the center of the work. Together with her team she is developing the the Octopus Mandala Glow project for the famous Pacific Wheel — the only solar wheel in the world!”

Vesna has created 8 LED “Crowns” (to wear on your head) that turn colors and will be placed in eight Pacific Wheel gondolas. Guests will be able to ride with the crown and wear it if they want as part of the art exhibit. Vesna and her team have also created a light program for Pacific Wheel, and music to go with it all. One of these crowns has also been taken around the world on different Ferris Wheels.

Check out the incredible video by Vesna, where she explains the project in detail and builds a tremendous amount of excitement for the event!

We hope to see you tomorrow night! For more information about GLOW, visit:

For more information about Victoria Vesna, visit:


Pacific Park About to Break 7,000 Instagram Hashtags!

We have been busy uploading lots of fan photos to our @PacPark Instagram, and it seems as though our fans have been busy as well, because Pacific Park is about to reach 7,000 Instagram Hashtags!

Want your photo featured on our Instagram profile? It’s easy! Just use hashtag #PacificPark and then tag us in the photo @PacPark! We will upload our favorites every week, and always give you the shout out and credit your deserve!

Here are some of our recent favorite fan uploads below! We hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Second Annual Broad Fest at Pacific Park this Sunday!!!

1369948059_broadfest_featTake advantage of the last days of summer–walk or ride your bike to The Broad Stage for a fun day of performance and art for the whole family! 

The Second Annual Broad Fest features free performances and interactive art activities for kids of all ages. In addition to free concerts on the plaza featuring Masanga Marimba, Klezmer Juice, TJ Mayeshiro, and more, The Edye will be transformed into a jazz lounge with artists presented by Santa Monica College, Jazz Bakery, and The Blue Whale.

Theatre tours will be hosted throughout the day, and food and drinks will be available to purchase from Homegirl Café and Beachy Cream. Complimentary valet parking is available for all guests who arrive on bikes.

11:00 AM: Welcome Announcement
11:05 AM – 11:25 AM: Global Motion & Synapse (Plaza)
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: SMC Jazz Ensemble (Edye)
11:40 AM – 12:10 PM: TJ Mayeshiro (Plaza)
12:15 PM – 12:40 PM: SaMoHi Jazz Ensemble (Edye)
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Blue13 (Plaza)
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM: The Jazz Bakery presents Billy Childs (Edye)
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Klezmer Juice (Plaza)
2:10 PM – 2:40 PM: The Blue Whale Presents Tatiana Parra and Vardan Ovsepian (Edye)
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Masanga Marimba (Plaza)
3:00 PM: End of Broad Fest

**Studio Zanni Performing Pop-up Commedia Throughout the Day**

Wise Guys
little junebugs
Rimba Tubes/McCabes
The Broad Stage (Education/Marketing)
SM Pier
La Monarca
Snap Yourself
Water Station

Homegirl Catering

Vision to Learn Van
Library Foundation Mobile Bookstore
The Green Heart

Complimentary valet bicycle parking.

No reservations required!

For More Information, Visit:

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Sunset Sundays Contest at Pacific Park!

Pacific Park is celebrating over 6,000 Hashtags on Instagram with a contest! Every Sunday, we feature a photo of a Sunset at Pacific Park from one of our followers. Can you capture the BEST SUNSET SHOT OF PACIFIC PARK? If so, enter your photo by using Hashtag #‎PacParkSunsets on Twitter or Instagram (@PacPark). You can even post it to our wall on Facebook (, but you must use the hashtag as well. The winner will receive FOUR UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBANDS to Pacific Park. Contest starts now and ends Friday, August 23, 2013. GOOD LUCK!!!