River LA

 

Spring is in the air which means it is time to get back outside and active on the LA River! From biking up the LA River Bike path from Long Beach to picnicking at Sunnynook Park in Atwater Village, Angelenos are reclaiming their connection to the river. 

These activities are only possible by having access to a clean river, with safe bike lanes, paths, and spaces for our neighborhoods to blossom. Support River LA with a gift today to ensure that we can continue to advocate for clean water, open spaces, and stronger communities through a healthy river for everyone. 

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Policy

The realization of the LA River as a public amenity is a once in a generational opportunity to achieve multiple objectives. Among the key initiatives we are working on is Greenway 2020, a collaboration of many stakeholders to create a continuous 51-mile active transportation and recreational corridor to drive significant social and economic benefits for the region as a whole.

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Place Making

The Rio Vistas parks transform street-ends into vibrant community access points along the LA River. In 2013, we worked with students from LA River High School to re-imagine their neighborhood streets that dead-end into the LA River. Then this year Walt Disney Company recognized the opportunity to contribute and gave funding to bring three of the students’ designs to life.  

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Public Engagement

We commissioned acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and experts in the field of water and landscaping to conduct an independent, data-driven study of the Los Angeles River to explore the full potential of this unique natural resource. We are working hard to ensure the river integrates design and infrastructure to bring people and nature together and need your input in reimagining the Los Angeles River as integral to a healthy, vibrant and resilient region for everyone. 

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LA River Index

River LA seeks to ensure that the enhancement of our public infrastructure is designed to serve the greater good - for both people and nature. We believe that this next generation infrastructure is going to take creative public-private partnerships that are driven by transparent data, broad participation, and beautiful design.

We share our current learning with the hope you will lend your perspective, your passion and most importantly your willingness to help us figure out what to do next.

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