Aerial photograph of the Venice Beach Recreation Center, California. "The new Venice Beach Recreation Center, Windward Avenue and Ocean Front Walk, will be officially dedicated and placed into service in ceremonies scheduled at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, October 21). The outstanding new recreational facility was designed by the architectural firm of Vernon Duckett and Associates and was constructed by Contractor William J. Shirley at a cost of $867,000, under provisions of the City's recreation and park bond fund. Mayor Samuel Wm. Yorty and Councilman Karl L. Rundberg, Eleventh District, are honoring co-chairmen of the committee in charge of arrangements for the two-day celebration which will mark the new facility's dedication. Above, an aerial view of the Venice Beach Recreation Center" -- typed note attached to verso, dated, "Friday, October 20, 1961".; Streetscape.