Next door to the Crossroads Elementary School campus, Memorial Park is distinguished for its skatepark, where at…More least a few kids are usually found doing ollies. It's also remarkable for the Memorial Park Gym, which features indoor basketball and volleyball courts, and the concession stand that serves the park's two baseball fields. Parents concerned about their kids' safety might find comfort in the Police Activities League building, which is located on park grounds; a children's playground is situated nearby. Other amenities include four tennis courts, all light-equipped; three softball infields; an adult baseball field; a soccer field; and an off-leash area for dogs. The park features community-meeting rooms and, perhaps most attractive of all, a free parking lot containing 63 spaces.</p>
<p>A new fitness room, situated adjacent to the park's gym, opened in September and started attracted a following in the ensuing months. The Annenberg Beach House has temporarily loaned a host of fitness equipment–most of it no more than two years old–to the park. In June, the equipment will be reclaimed, and the fitness room will close.</p>
<p>Memorial Park offers morning and evening circuit-training classes three days a week, with plans for more beginning in January 2011. With no membership required usage fees starting a $3 per day for Santa Monica residents and $4 per day for non-residents, it rivals the costs for national fitness chains without the large crowds.</p>
<p>Tony Carpowich is the Community Program Supervisor of Memorial Park.</p>
Kenneth Jones Veterinary Hospital 1708 17th St, Santa Monica, CA90404 This local animal hospital is a cozy and quaint establishment with passionate and dedicated veterinarians and personnel…More who offer an array of services to help keep your pet healthy. Visitors are greeted with beautiful geraniums, which are maintained in loving memory of a local resident. Patients and their owners enjoy a comfortable waiting area where the walls are adorned with photos of beloved pets. The clinic does not charge for follow-up visits within 28 days.