The Los Angeles River Revitalization
Corporation[[sitetree_link id=39]] has created this website
with two goals in mind. The first is to provide a
comprehensive and up-to-date repository for information
about the Los Angeles River, its history, recreational
opportunities, parks, access points, maps, news and
events. We are proud to join existing organizations, like
FoLAR[http://folar.org/] and KCET’s
in providing information and inspiration to everyone
interested in the Los Angeles River.*
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“The Los Angeles River is a flood control channel, 52
miles long, encased in cement. It is not navigable.” -
Colonel Thomas Magness, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Read more about "Boating"...
Like our beaches and mountains, the Los Angeles River can be
a safe and wonderful place to enjoy a variety of
recreational opportunities. It's 52 miles long, at times
unpatrolled and, despite its concrete coating, always wild.
It's an unpredictable place where Mother Nature and urban
crime can sometimes conspire to cause accidents and scares.
So when you visit the River, be smart and be cautious.
Read more about "Access & Cautions"...
Los Feliz[[sitetree_link id=95]]
Read more about "Our Favorite Walks"...
This 3 mile walk travels downstream of Balboa Blvd along a
walking/running trail. The natural river bottom features
tall trees, and a large bird population. At the walk
turnaround point features a small confluence and a view of
the Sepulveda Dam.
Read more about "Sepulveda Basin - Downstream of Balboa "...
The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is one of the few areas
on the Los Angeles River specifically set aside for
wildlife. In order to protect the wildlife, dogs are not
allowed. The Wildlife Reserve is a 225-acre site within
the larger approximately 2000-acre park complex of the
Sepulveda Basin. It is a joint project of the US Army Corps
of Engineers and LA’s Department of Recreation and Parks,
partnering with community groups. The reserve features a
lake with a bird refuge island, and extensive native plant
re-vegetation. This 2.6 mile walk features some of the best
and most accessible bird watching in the LA basin,
informative interpretational signage, and a quiet green
refuge from the bustle of its urban surroundings.
Read more about "Sepulveda Basin - Wildlife Reserve "...
Ernie’s Walk is the earliest community effort to
revitalize the Los Angeles River. Begun by retired local
resident Ernie La Mere in 1987, the formerly very folksy
garden site was refurbished by the County of Los Angeles in
2003. This walk traverses the popular 0.3-mile linear
park, which features river rock seating walls, and native
and non-native plantings along the concrete river channel.
Read more about "Ernie's Walk - Sherman Oaks"...
The Village Gardens, located in Sherman Oaks, is a short
stretch of the LA River where one bank has been reclaimed by
the neighbors and where the state has created a mini-park on
the other bank, complete with an outdoor classroom.
Despite the concrete channel, this is an enjoyable green and
flowering stretch. A neighborhood group, the Village
Gardeners of the Los Angeles River, led the grassroots
effort to reclaim a stretch of river, picking up trash and
planting “whatever would grow” according to co-founder
Annette Fuller. The site has a great feel; it’s not the
institutional uniformity found in many municipal projects.
Read more about "Sherman Oaks Village Gardens "...
Studio City has two new, small, linear parks, each
showcasing a slightly different approach to the
revitalization of the LA River. Though the river channel is
concrete, it’s a great place to walk and check out the
parks with their native plants, public art, and river rock
walls, ramps, and benches. This 1.9 mile stretch of the
river is very popular with pedestrians, joggers, and folks
Read more about "Studio City"...
This park is named after the film star who reportedly lived
in one of the large houses along Rancho Ave., across from
the park. This 2.1 mile walk is in the upstream end of the
Glendale Narrows, a favorite stretch of the L.A. River
because it retains a soft, earthen bottom. It is home to
birds, trees, turtles, lizards, a great historic bridge, a
stretch of the Glendale Narrows section of the LA River Bike
Path, and a pleasant picnic area with tall sycamores and
Read more about "Bette Davis Picnic Area, Griffith Park "...