Reimagining Marina del Rey

Los Angeles County is conducting a community needs assessment and planning effort to re-envision and remove barriers to accessing Marina del Rey as a vibrant waterfront destination for all.

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June 28, 2023, 11:00 AM PDT

By Clement Lau

Aerial view of Marina del Rey, California, the world's second largest man-made marina

Marina del Rey, California is the largest man-made small craft harbor in North America. | Tierney / Adobe Stock

Located in Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey is the second largest built harbor in the world, consisting of 401 acres of land and 403 acres of water. Construction of Marina del Rey was completed in the early 1960s, and it has since grown into a thriving waterside community consisting of recreational boating facilities and services, apartments, hotels, restaurants, and civic amenities. Marina del Rey is owned by L.A. County and is managed by the Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH). 

Marina del Rey for All (MdR for All) is a recently launched community-based effort, led by L.A. County Second District Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and DBH, along with other County partners, to reimagine Marina del Rey to make it more inclusive, equitable and accessible. The goal is to develop a plan that will ensure future development in the Marina welcomes all county residents and visitors, with an increased focus on community-serving amenities and youth-serving programming, as well as sustainable and equitable development and business practices.

The first step of the MdR for All initiative is to gather feedback from community members and other stakeholders. This will help L.A. County to develop and present development scenarios and options that are reflective of public input. Anyone interested in this process to reimagine Marina del Rey is encouraged to complete the survey at this link.

(For those who have not visited Marina del Rey before, the summer is a good time to do so, especially when the convenient and affordable WaterBus is in service. The WaterBus operates from eight stops in the Marina and tickets are only $1.00 one-way per destination.)

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