Los Angeles River

LA RiverPhoto credit: Matt O'Brien

The Trust for Public Land and its partners are working to transform the Los Angeles River from a forgotten concrete channel into a usable river greenway.  Our vision: a network of parks, trails, natural areas, and community spaces linking 13 cities and 25 communities along the 51-mile length of the river. 

More than 9 million people live along the LA River.  The majority of these communities lack parks, bike paths, and walkways, and many suffer from environmental degradation, poor-quality housing, and aging school facilities.  To help combat the health impacts of obesity and inactivity, and to provide new recreation opportunities to millions, TPL is working neighborhood by neighborhood to transfrom the river into a vital public resource. 

TPL has been working for many years to "green" the river, and projects like the Cornfields/Los Angeles State Historic Park, and Maywood Riverfront Park are typical of those efforts.  Currently, we are working to create a new park—The Reseda River Loop—at the point where Aliso Creek joins the Los Angeles River.