Beaches & Harbors throws a carnival to highlight kids programming

The Dockweiler Youth Center celebrates the start of summer with an open house celebration on Saturday featuring free games and other fun activities for the whole family.

The center’s parking lot transforms into a street carnival where kids can play in bouncy houses or get their faces painted. Parents, meanwhile, can pick up information about the center’s summer programming and outdoor recreational opportunities such as sailing camps and shore line fishing classes.

And what’s a party without music? The Beach Cities Swing Band is there to lend a hoppin’ soundtrack to the event.

— Christina Campodonico

The open house is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey. Free. Call (310) 726-4128 or visit