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Old 02-24-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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I'm really just looking for suggestions here...

I’m looking to throw my girlfriend a surprise birthday party in a few weeks from now, but I’m looking for suggestions on where I’m having it.

We will probably have 12 – 15 people there. Cake, drinks, and I’m thinking either snacks or doing a BBQ around 2pm on a Sunday afternoon.

We are in our late 20s and like live entetainment, hikes, the beach, and exploring new areas in LA.

Ideally, I’d like to have it at a park or somewhere near the ocean. We live on the Westside, but I could arrange to have it somewhere else.

Is there anywhere in this city with BBQ pits? Can we have wine and drinks in a park? I know there are no balls allowed at the beach anymore, but can we have freezbies or anything to throw around? Are there any spots in this city that won’t give me a ticket for having a good time on a Sunday afternoon?

Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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If you need a firepit and want to be right on the beach then I recommend Dockweiler Beach in Playa del Rey. If just a park with BBQ grills then how about Burton Chace park in Marina del Rey?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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Dockweiler Beach also has the advantage of seeing several thousand tons of aluminum tube fly a couple hundred feet over your head. If you hold the party at this location - bring plenty of earplugs.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Dockweiler Beach also has the advantage of seeing several thousand tons of aluminum tube fly a couple hundred feet over your head. If you hold the party at this location - bring plenty of earplugs.
and the occasional gang shooting.

Reputed gang members in Hummer limo exchange gunfire near Dockweiler Beach - latimes.com
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Yeah, not really wanting to do Dockweiler...
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:57 PM
 
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Really? Some random violence two years ago?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Really? Some random violence two years ago?
Was the first that came to mind, and was mostly a joke as there are nicer beaches in the area. Because the 105 basically dumps out there, it has a huge draw from s/e LA. It's not always violent, but it's far from the nicest beach in the area.


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Old 02-25-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Was the first that came to mind, and was mostly a joke as there are nicer beaches in the area. Because the 105 basically dumps out there, it has a huge draw from s/e LA. It's not always violent, but it's far from the nicest beach in the area.


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Yeah, I saw BBQ pit and thought firepit so it was the first place that came to mind.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Yeah, I saw BBQ pit and thought firepit so it was the first place that came to mind.
To be fair, it was my first thought as well.


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