Category Archives: Los Angeles River

Grand Opening, April 22, 2017

Los Angeles we are finally ready for you!

Please join us for the long-awaited Grand Opening of Los Angeles State Historic Park.

We are planning a day-long celebration of music, performance, family-friendly activities and food trucks.

The park is easily accessible by the Chinatown Gold Line Station or by bicycle.  Limited parking in the park.

Music Performers to be announced shortly.

 

More details to follow as the date approaches.  Please help us spread the word!

Comments Off on Grand Opening, April 22, 2017

Filed under Events in the Park, Happenings in the Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Sector, Park Info, Tours In The Park, What's Next, Your Stories

Earth Day!

Earth Day is just around the corner and we are gearing up for our huge two day celebration. We will be joined this year by The William C. Velasquez Institute for a campfire program and camp-out in the park. To register for the event click on the link and join us for an urban outdoor experience.

Earth Day!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Events in the Park, Happenings in the Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles River

Your Weekly Polaroid

"The Lone Lupine"

Leave a Comment

Filed under Los Angeles River, photos, Polaroid

Wetlands, Birds and Rivers of Los Angeles

While anxiously awaiting the return of our seasonal wetland at LASHP, this morning we took a trip over to Rio de Los Angeles State Park to check out how our little sister park was handling the wet weather. Turns out she is faring quite nicely, with an amazing wetland of her own taking shape. The “oxbow” area of Rio de Los Angeles was actually designed to become a wetland, or riparian habitat, with water provided through a combination of seasonal rains and irrigation run-off from the active recreational areas in the park. The plants and trees are native species – willows, sycamores, toyon, bullrushes, sage – to name just a few. Rio de Los Angeles, like LASHP, is a former railyard (Taylor Yard) and was once highly industrialized and covered in tracks. Hard to believe!

Checking out the Rio wetland

Checking out the Rio wetland

Rio wetland

Rio wetland

We also went a bit further up the road to an undeveloped portion of Rio de Los Angeles which overlooks the Glendale Narrows. The river was flowing more rapidly than normal due to the rainfall, but the birds, as always were abundant in this natural, soft-bottomed section of the Los Angeles River. Someday we hope to connect LASHP to the river and see these same species up close and personal, right here next to the Broadway Bridge.

Black Phoebe and Snowy Egret

Black Phoebe and Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Black-necked Stilts

Black-necked Stilts

Glendale Narrows

Glendale Narrows

Leave a Comment

Filed under Birds, Fieldtrip, Los Angeles River, Los Angeles Sector, Wildlife