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I am the oldest and the first in my family to receive a graduate degree. The officers and mentors at PAL believed in me and gave me confidence to achieve many goals.

Brisa Melenendez PAL Alumni, Teacher, Edison Elementary School

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LA County has greenlit the reopening of additional recreation and facilities, including public swimming pools. The City of Santa Monica will begin to reopen select facilities and programs with restrictions on a rolling basis beginning July 2020. We are working on facility improvements to ensure a safe reopening for the community and working to make necessary changes to programming due to modified operating hours, staff reductions, social distancing, and infection control guidance. Thank you all for your patience and understanding while we work to safely reopen Santa Monica. We are just as excited as you are about welcoming you back. Please check santamonica.gov/coronavirus-cancellations for information as it becomes available.

From all of us here at PAL, we look forward to resuming programming as soon as it is safe. 
Until then, know we are here for you and stay safe and well.


The PAL Youth Center is open Monday–Friday | Noon–8:30 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

The PAL Fitness Gym at Virginia Avenue Park is open Monday–Friday
11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday


PAL is FREE to youth ages 6–17 who live or attend school in 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. Donations to PAL are tax exempt to the extent allowed by law and are devoted to program related activities.

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