Pacific Park in the Community
Since opening in 1996, Pacific Park has played an active role in the Santa Monica community through partnerships and programs with many non-profit and civic engagement groups. Outside of Santa Monica, Pacific Park has been a leader in building programs to support underserved communities and youth programs.
$ 305,260.00 in goods donated to charitable events since Oct, 2018
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Having a wish granted can be a game-changer for youngsters diagnosed with terminal illness. This one belief guides Make-a-Wish and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids who wish to visit the Santa Monica Pier. Pacific Park is flattered by all the kids and their families that have included the Santa Monica Pier in their wish and we are happy to continue granting these opportunities.
Police Activities League
Every summer, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier invites hundreds of kids to PALpalooza, an annual fundraiser for the Police Activities League. More than 20 California Police Activities League chapters, from Santa Barbara to Victorville, arrive at the Santa Monica Pier for free, fun-filled back-to-school treats featuring unlimited rides in the amusement park, midway games and meals from the Pacific Park’s oceanfront dining plaza.
The Police Activities League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe and supervised place for young people ages 6 through 17. Instructors teach skills, promote self-respect and respect for others, and help kids reach out to their peers and adults. The organization provides free academic and cultural programs and a wide variety of recreational activities. Each year hundreds of youth learn to work and play in groups, with individual attention available whenever it is needed.
Special Olympics Southern California
Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, health, and leadership programs. Through the power of sports, athletes become more independent, build self-esteem, and live healthier lives. They inspire people to open their hearts and create more accepting and inclusive communities. All Special Olympics programs are free to the athletes and their families.
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosts the annual Pier del Sol event to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics of Southern California. Pier del Sol is an exciting and unique day of fun on the historic Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. At the only culinary festival fused with a backyard private amusement park experience, attendees can enjoy an exclusive VIP brunch featuring mouthwatering tastings from over 35 of L.A.’s top Chefs and restaurants, entertainment, music, arts and crafts, games, and unlimited rides at Pacific Park.
Give Kids the World
Pacific Park is a Member Partner of the Give Kids the World Passport program. The Park welcomes hundreds of children and their families every year with a day of treats and fun at the Pier.
Supported by IAPPA, the world’s leading amusement park and attraction trade group, Give Kids the World is an initiative to provide complimentary admission to families of children with life-threatening illnesses from around the world following their visit to the Give the Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, FL. The Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort. It operates 365 days a year, welcoming thousands of families for a cost-free, memorable visit that includes accommodations, meals, on-site entertainment, transportation, and fun for the whole family.
American Red Cross
Every March the Pacific Wheel lights up red to highlight the efforts of the American Red Cross. Every day in Los Angeles, American Red Cross volunteers respond to disasters and emergencies ranging from major regional incidents to neighborhood home fires. Pacific Park supports the efforts of the American Red Cross by shining a light on their efforts in the community and nationwide using the iconic Pacific Wheel. In addition, Pacific Park supports local American Cross blood drives and volunteer programs.
In addition to involvement with our highlighted charitable organizations and non-profit programs, Pacific Park makes in-kind donations to local and regional charities, fundraisers, and educational programs. If you have a cause or fundraiser you would like us to know about or would like to learn more about how your organization can get involved, visit Pacpark.com/about/donations.