South Mission Beach Sports Park
Our original project. In 1997, Bill Walton, NBA All Star, and several beach volleyball enthusiasts installed 14 new beach volleyball courts and refurbished the basketball court at the South Mission Beach Sports Park. In 2002, our group noticed that the nets were falling off the poles, the lines were missing and it just wasn't being well cared for. We stepped up!
SMB Volleyball Courts
Just bring a beach volleyball and water
Since 2002, we actively raise money to maintain the beach volleyball courts at South Mission Beach all year round. These funds help us purchase supplies for painting the poles every 2 years, buying professional beach volleyball nets, cranks, boundary lines and other equipment and maintain the facility for anyone that wants to play from beginners to professional athletes.
Let’s Play Beach Volleyball
Over 1000 people use these public beach volleyball courts on a weekly basis... that’s approximately 55,000 people annually. You will see young kids ages 6 and up all the way to 76 year olds playing beach volleyball. Early morning you'll see the regulars and on summer weekends, you'll need to arrive before 8am to get a parking spot and find a court.
Since these are public courts, the protocol is first come first serve. We've posted other rules and beach volleyball etiquette as well as noise rules on the North side of the poles.
Because these courts have become so busy, we are actively looking to build out a committee dedicated to building more beach volleyball facilities in San Diego.
We often host beach cleanups and several events at this location. SEE EVENTS
SMB Basketball Court
Refurbishing for Youth Empowerment
Bill Walton has been playing basketball at South Mission Beach since the age of 16. His dedication to the sport and giving back to the community throughout his life is an inspiration to us all! This basketball court needs to be resurfaced approximately every 8-10 years. In 2022, Bill celebrated the 25th Anniversary of installing and refurbishing the South Mission Beach Sports Park. We collaborated with Parks & Rec of the City of San Diego, MatchPoint, Project Backboard and Venice Ball (Hoopbus) to resurface the court, paint and repair the backboards and create a beautiful one-of-a-kind, ocean-like design for all to enjoy!
Become a Member
SD BIG Members enjoy several perks and help us plan for the future. Get a classic SD BIG t-shirt or tank top, pre-registration and discounts on our events and inside information on projects, and programs. Sign up for your annual membership today!
Gold ($1000): T-shirt/Tanktop, 20% off all events, Pre-registration to events, Sponsors coupons, Sponsor gift
Silver ($500): T-shirt/Tanktop, 20% off all events, Pre-registration to events, Sponsor coupons
Bronze ($200): T-shirt/Tanktop, Pre-registration to events, Sponsor coupons
Copper ($27): Sponsor coupons
Sandollar Tokens for the Beach ($7/month): An economical way to give back. Get a t-shirt/tank after 12 consecutive payments.
SD BIG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible and participants will receive a tax-deductible receipt