The L.A. river is on its way up

May 3, 2013

Navigating the LA River

On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, two dozen photography enthusiasts trudge along the muddy banks of the L.A. River. Though not always known for its beauty, the river provides no shortage of photo ops…; Credit: KPCC

The L.A River is undergoing a series of improvements and upgrades that have Angelenos taking a new look at its shores.

Several events have taken place along the river in Studio City, Atwater, Highland Park and Glendale. Bike and walking paths are open, film screenings will show in parks along the water, and kayakers have paddled the length of the river.

Things are changing at the river and Los Angeles residents are starting to take notice.  If the river was utilized better and developed a bit more, could it be more like New York’s successful Highline Park?  What is the best way to revitalize the L.A. River? Can it be transformed into a more community connected L.A. landmark? What are the best ways to take advantage of the L.A. River in the summer season?


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