More than 300 streets intersect with the LA River, many of which have barriers that prevent safe access to the LA River. We believe the LA River is at the heart of a healthy, vibrant, and resilient region we all deserve. Rio Vistas are one solution to the lack of access to the LA River. As part of the River LA’s Placemaking approach, a key component of the Rio Vistas program is activating the places we build. We’ve done that through a Micro Grant program, awarding $1,000 grants for people that feel a passion for the LA River to plan and create experiences to share with their friends and neighbors at our Rio Vistas.
More than physically building improvements to space, these individuals and organizations are creating experiences that celebrate the area and the surrounding neighborhoods.