Giving Back

Our Members make a
difference in our community

The Marina del Rey Lessees organization supports a variety of community events that provide recreation and enhance the quality of life for Los Angeles County residents and visitors to the area. We believe local events and community programming make Marina del Rey a desirable place to live, work, and play, while stimulating the local economy through increased commerce and tourism. In addition to sponsoring the annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade, the Marina del Rey Lessees Association was proud to sponsor the first inaugural 2022 Los Angeles Dragon Boat Festival in Marina del Rey and the Marina del Rey Sheriff's Department annual toy drive.

The members of the Association have a strong commitment to giving back to our community. Collectively they contribute countless hours and resources to make a difference in Los Angeles County. Whether taking part in local food and toy drives during the holidays, participating in environmental clean up efforts, or educating local youth on tourism, hospitality, and marina operations, our members are making a positive impact in our local community.

community outreach

Wayfarer Apartments + Marina

Wayfarer Apartments + Marina works closely with the Boys & Girls Club by making contributions and donating slips to for their summer sailing program, Beyond the Walls. The program brings hundreds of kids to the ocean, many for the first time ever. Marina del Rey's "Mother's Beach" is the ideal location to share water safety with L.A. County's youth, who are introduced to a whole new world. The kids even learn math skills while having fun on the water!

Marina del Rey Boat Yard

The Marina del Rey Boat Yard hosts youth groups on a regular basis to educate them on marina infrastructure and operations. Most recently they hosted 24 eighth graders from the Academia Advance Charter School located in Southeast Los Angeles.  Students learn about the importance of marine infrastructure and the numerous career opportunities in the various sectors of the industry. Students tour the premises and experience first-hand the hauling out of a large sailboat in a 100-ton Marine Travelift.  These tours spark interest and open students to the amazing world of boating. A special thanks to L.A. County and the Department of Beaches and Harbors for their support in coordinating the tours.

California Yacht Club

The California Yacht Club engages in a wide array of community outreach efforts. They introduce the world of sailing to non-member adults and families through their Learn-to-Sail programs and offer scholarships for local youth to participate in the Club's Junior Sailing Rowing programs. The CYC lends boats to local high school programs, hosts the U.S. Coast Guard's Junior Auxiliary, sponsors junior blind fishing trips, and hosts the U.S. Marina Corps Toys for Tots drive. The CYC volunteer HAM radio operators provide emergency communications support to local authorities and boaters in the Eastern Pacific and host lifesaving training programs. They support US Olympic sailing programs and organize Santa Monica Bay beach and harbor cleanup days.

Marina del Rey Sportfishing

Marina del Rey Sportfishing has a wonderful fishing program that has introduced local youth to the sport of fishing for over 30 years. Youth of all ages enjoy the outdoors, nature, wildlife, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with a great catch!

Tony P's Dockside Grill

Tony P's Dockside Grill, a local family-owned restaurant in it's 37th year, has been a long-time supporter of our local community. The restaurant has participated in hundreds of school fundraisers since they opened their doors in Marina del Rey. In addition, the restaurant supports many local mom's and women's clubs, local religious and non-profit organizations,  youth sports, law enforcement, healthcare, arts, and more. Owner Tony Palermo believes in making a difference in in the community where he lives, works, and raised his family. Click here to see a full list of the many local organizations Tony P's Dockside Grill supports.

Marina del Rey Tourism Board

The Marina del Rey Tourism Board works with our local tourism and hospitality businesses each year to collect toys in support of local toy drives in Los Angeles County. In 2021, the local tourism elves came together in the spirit of giving to bring their toy workshop to the Marina del Rey Sheriff's Station, which holds an annual toy collection annually. The Tourism Board has also collected toys for Venice Community Housing and other local organizations.

Marina Harbor Anchorage

Marina Harbor Anchorage takes pride in keeping Marina del Rey's harbor clean for both marine life and those recreating on the water. They have installed 3 Seabins, which are state-of-the-art trash collectors designed specifically for the water. The Seabins collect macro waste, hydrocarbons, and oils found on teh surface of the water and work 24/7 collecting debris in the water. These high-tech machines collect 9 pounds of waste per day including micro plastics, cigarette butts, food packaging, and fishing nets. In addition, the staff at Marina Harbor Anchorage organize community clean-ups to remove trash from our docks and marina.

Clean marina Program

Several of Marina del Rey’s anchorages are certified through the Clean Marina program. This certification shows they have demonstrated that they are encouraging boaters and employees to use Best Management Practices to protect the environment and prevent or reduce pollution in our waterways.  

Parcel 1
Del Rey Landing (Fuel Dock)
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Parcel 7
Waves Marina
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Parcel 8
Harborside Marina Bay
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Parcel 10
Neptune Marina
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Parcel 12
Esprit Marina
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Parcel 15
AMLI Marina Del rey
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Parcel 30
Del Rey Yacht Club
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Parcel 43
Marina del rey marina
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Parcel 53
The Boatyard
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Parcel 111/112
Marina Harbor Anchorage
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Parcel 132
California yacht club
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