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CITY TO ANNOUNCE START OF LA RIVER RECREATION ZONES

CITY TO ANNOUNCE START OF LA RIVER RECREATION ZONES

Summer program opens the waterway in Elysian Valley and the Sepulveda Basin to the public

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell will announce the start of the LA River Recreation Zone, and will join the first group of kayakers to hit the historic waterway in a special Memorial Day event.

The press conference and photo opportunity will take place on

Monday, May 26, 9 a.m.;

Marsh Park

2960 Marsh Street

in Elysian Valley.

Earlier this year, the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) approved two recreation zones in the City of Los Angeles: one along the Glendale Narrows in Elysian Valley and another in the Sepulveda Basin.

Through the efforts of O’Farrell’s office the City was able to secure and fund two recreation zones this year after a successful pilot program last summer in Elysian Valley.

The recreation zone program will offer guided kayak tours through the Glendale Narrows, as well as guided and unguided non-motorized access in the Sepulveda Basin. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will manage the program in the Glendale Narrows.

Both programs will operate through Labor Day, and seasonally thereafter.

WHEN:

Monday, May 26

9 a.m.

WHO:

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

Joe Edmiston, Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority

United States Army Corps of Engineers

WHERE:

Marsh Park

2960 Marsh Street

Elysian Valley

*news vehicle parking in lot next to park

VISUALS: The event will include a ceremonial launch of the first group of kayakers on the river this season. The

Councilmember will join the trip.