The Los Angeles River

The City of Los Angeles is in the process of revitalizing the Los Angeles River.  It starts in Canoga Park and flows through the San Fernando Valley, along the cities of Burbank and Glendale, along Griffith Park and Elysian Park, through Downtown LA and then through the cities of Vernon, Commerce, Maywood, Bell, Bell Gardens, South Gate, Lynwood, Compton, Paramount, Carson, and Long Beach to the ocean.  Locally, Reseda can look forward to these two new projects:

Riverwalk at Reseda – a beautiful new development for 77 families on the north side of the LA River, west of Reseda Park off of Reseda Blvd.  Click here for more information on the project, The WaterMark.

The Reseda River Loop – 2-acre park at the confluence of Aliso Creek and the LA River with new pedestrian bridge to cross Aliso Creek, native plantings, shaded benches, entry gates, interpretive signage and rest areas for cyclists and pedestrians.

Bike lovers in Reseda have been enjoying the River Bike Path, a bike path along the LA River which goes through Reseda and will hopefully cover the entire 51 miles of river by 2020.

The City of Los Angeles is working with the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation (LARRC) to revitalize the river.  For more information click here.

An article in Outdoor Painter/Plein Air Magazine about the LA River Group for Artists.  Click here.

In September 2014, the Play the LA River Project launched.  The idea is to attract people to the river with events, attractions, and challenges – 51 miles in 51 weeks.

The third gathering in Reseda for artists, photographers, musicians and poets is April 19 at 1 p.m. at the northwest corner of Reseda Park.  Artists can capture the river, the park and the street.

For regular updates, join the LA River Group for Artists on Facebook.

 

 

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