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2014 LA River Recreation Zone


Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014

The LA River Recreation Zone will again be open in the summer of 2014. The Los Angeles City Council has approved the program for 2014 (Council File 14-0222), and it will again be located in a 2.5 mile-long zone in the Elysian Valley area of the LA River’s Glendale Narrows portion. See the program maps here: (Elysian Valley and Sepulveda Basin). The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, an agency of the State of California, will again administer the program and provide patrols of the area during recreation hours.

The successful pilot program in 2013 led to this year’s re-authorization. 2013 saw hundreds of people enjoying the Los Angeles River in new ways, and for the first time allowed people to legally kayak in this beautiful section of the river.

During the program season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day (May 26 - September 1), people will be permitted to enjoy recreation activities such as walking, boating, and fishing in the Los Angeles River itself. Please review the safety guidelines and the program’s rules and regulations before visiting.

For full program information, please visit the MRCA’s recreation zone website at