LA River tour–Elysian Valley to Long Beach, w/Boyle Heights taqueria and Bell raspados

Join Friends of the Los Angeles River for a special tour with HiddenLA:
Carpool tour (option to leave midday)
Led by Jenny Price

Everyone in Los Angeles has seen the LA River, and has heard that it’s being revitalized. But who knows where it is, exactly–and what exactly is happening on its banks?

Join us as we walk and drive along the river, to talk about its central role in the city’s history and the necessity of the ambitious revitalization projects to LA’s future.

The tour convenes at the River Center  (570 W Ave. 26, near the 5/110–8:30am sharp!–for a 9:00 departure), where we form carpools, and stops at the verdant Glendale Narrows, the historic Arroyo Seco confluence, and the industrial downtown stretch that everyone’s seen in movies and on TV.
 
We’ll eat lunch at an excellent Boyle Heights taqueria en route (or feel free to bring your own)–and then we’ll head into the even less well-known South, to the new Maywood Riverfront Park, an optional raspados stop in Bell, and the stunning new Dominguez Gap wetland in Long Beach.

Bring snacks and water and shoes that can get a little wet.  Dogs welcome.

DIRECTIONS TO RIVER CENTER:

http://www.lamountains.com/maps/riverCenter.pdf 

(or Metro Gold Line–Lincoln/Cypress exit, W 3 blocks on Ave. 26, entrance on S side 1/2 blk after Figueroa)