You’ll have to wait until next “seasom” to kayak the L.A. River

Closed For Seasom/Photo by Rio Optos

The workers who spray painted this sign along the banks of the L.A. River should have brought along a copy editor to look over their shoulders. Or maybe they forgot to bring a letter “N” stencil. Regardless, a cyclist named Rio Optos spotted the spelling error (see close up photo below) on Tuesday after the L.A. River Pilot Recreation Zone was officially closed off to kayakers, anglers and hikers.  Rio Optos provided more details:

Today, two California Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Fire Division workers warmed up their portable airless paint sprayer and painted over the kayaking access and egress point signs stenciled onto the concrete walls of the L.A. River. The Los Angeles River kayaking entry and exit signs were also removed from the pipe fencing.

When asked, the workers explained that kayakers would have to wait until after Memorial Day 2014 to dip their oars and toes in the water again.

A passing couple noted that perhaps the birds which call the river home could have some peace and
quiet for a change.

Photo by Rio Optos


  1. CLEARLY the typo was intentional, painted on by someone taking the belief to the ironic extreme that Los Angeles is so without seasons even the word itself can’t exist.

  2. LAUSD grad.

  3. Closed? Really? It’s at least 6 weeks before we need to worry about rain and deluges. Why ruin 6 nice weeks of potential autumn river fun?

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