L.A. comes down to the river

Kayakers and the curious descended on a 2-1/2 mile section of the Los Angeles River in Elysian Valley today as part of a pilot program to open the river to recreational uses over the summer months.  In addition to kayaking, the river will be open to fishing, hiking and other activities under the L.A. River Pilot Recreation Zone.  The river will be open for recreational uses until Labor Day.


  1. For a brief moment they could not hear the hum of the city.

  2. Save The Los Angeles River

    You can indeed hear the hum of the city when you are in that part of the river. Folks are really being led astray on this boating thing. It was pormoted heavily as being “free”. It is far from being free and given the chemicals and god knows what else is in the water those who do this boating thing are being subjected to water that is even harmful for the wildlife that try to live there. Oh, and let me ask a question that I ask a lot of those who promote the river and politicians- would you eat a fish that was caught in the LA River? The answer I always get is a very swift NO.

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