LOS ANGELES RIVER - Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, along with park rangers from the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA), announced today the start of the LA River Recreation Zone beginning May 30.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers is permitting two recreation zones: one in the Glendale Narrows section in Elysian Valley (May 30 through September 25), and the other in the Sepulveda Basin at Lake Balboa (May 30 through September 30).
This is the third straight year for two separate recreation zones at the Los Angeles River, thanks in part to council action and support from Councilmember O’Farrell who chairs the City’s Arts, Parks, and LA River Committee.
“The Los Angeles River is so much more than a concrete channel to the ocean,” said Councilmember O’Farrell. “More people will enjoy the natural beauty of our urban waterway during the summer months, and I encourage Angelenos to become better acquainted with the river ecosystem and imagine its future possibilities as we prepare to restore the river to its original glory. ”