December 5, 2022 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Venice Pop Up Park Opens To The Community

Just off Abbot Kinney you’ll find a peaceful, outdoor, creative space created especially for the Venice community.

The idea for the Venice Pop Up Park came out of a TEDx event held in Venice in February by local business owners Mike Colosimo and Ian Murphy.

“We wanted to create projects out of that event,” says Colosimo. “So it wasn’t just people showing up, listening to something cool, and then going home. We wanted to create something actionable.”
Colosimo and Murphy gathered the 500 people at the TEDx event and asked what everyone would like the space to be, “everybody overwhelmingly said that they would like an outdoor, co-working space. An event space that isn’t branded, just open space for the community to use,” says Colosimo.

The Venice Place Project owns the land and have offered up the space to the community as they await permit approvals for a hotel that has been planned for Abbot Kinney Blvd.

A number of local Venice businesses and business people, Tami Pardee, 72andSunny, Venice Place Project, and Colosimo’s company 3rdPLACE all pooled dollars and resources to make the pop up park a reality. However, true to the original vision for the park, you won’t find any branding, signs, or advertising.

The park is available to everyone in the community and anyone is welcome to hold events at the park. Available to rent at night for $175, it can now be booked out during the day.

Colosimo suggests anyone wanting to hold an event at the space during the day just show up, as long as you respect others using the park people are welcome to use the space, “flash-mob style.”

“The park itself is not intended to be a profit center,” says Colosimo. “It’s supposed to be a functioning space for the community. The cost for events goes to maintenance and utilities.”

Any profits made from events held at the park must be donated to a local charity.

The Venice Pop Up Park will be open for at least the next 10 months and will remain a community space for as long as it takes The Venice Place Project to get the permits to break-ground.

With free Wi-Fi, the Venice Pop Up Park is open every day from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at 1021 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (just behind Joe’s Restaurant).

Check upcoming events at www.venicepopuppark.com.

Related Posts

Cancer Cartel Provides Financial Help To Cancer Patients

November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Cancer Cartel is helping cancer patients focus on their treatment, not the financial stress of living with a diagnosis. Learn...

100 Miles of Bus-Only Lanes Within Five Years on City Council Plans

October 17, 2022

October 17, 2022

L.A’s public transportation network is known for being slow due to traffic congestion. A new motion by L.A. City Council...

How Do I Know What Types of Commercial Trucking Insurance Coverage I Need?

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

Running a small trucking company is expensive. You must comply with many rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carriers...

Best Ways To Show Your LA Baseball Love

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Los Angeles is a sports lover’s paradise. In every sport except for the NHL, locals have two teams to choose...

Inspiring Others Through Body Positivity

May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

Navy Officer Janae Carey Teams-Up with 2022 Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles . Video brought to you by Pudu Pudu.

Best Gifts for Mother’s Day in 2022

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2022

Mothers are the first teachers children have in their lives. They simply teach us everything we need to know about...

LAPD Operations-West Bureau Commences Community Police Academy

March 2, 2022

March 2, 2022

Pacific Area Community Police Station hosting 11-week program Submitted by the Los Angeles Police Department On March 29, 2022, Operations-West...

LAFD Arson Unit Asks For Help Identifying Suspect In Venice Trash Fires

March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022

By Dolores Quintana After the multiple rubbish fires were set this weekend in Venice near Paloma Court there was a...

Critical Need for Blood Donations on the Westside

February 28, 2022

February 28, 2022

American Red Cross, UCLA Health continue to face a national blood emergency By Dolores Quintana  The American Red Cross continues...

Stunning Music Academy in Brentwood will celebrate its Grand Opening, Sunday, February 20th.

February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

Introducing the second location of the highly successful Angeles Academy of Music, which has become an icon of Westwood Village.  ...

Cedars-Sinai Urges Blood Donations

January 11, 2022

January 11, 2022

As 2022 begins, Cedars-Sinai is facing a critical blood shortage and is encouraging prospective donors to give blood as soon...

US Motorcycle Helmet Laws Mapped

January 5, 2022

January 5, 2022

At YoVenice we have spent years writing about news stories of motorcyclists with head and brain injuries from collisions. We...

Interview: Westside Food Bank Adapting to Challenges of the Pandemic

January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022

An interview with Bruce Rankin, Executive Director of The Westside Food Bank By Dolores Quintana We spoke to Bruce Rankin,...

Yo! Venice’s Best Westside Dishes of 2021

December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021

By Sam Catanzaro Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime in-between, the Westside has no shortage of world-class food to...