New Plans Could Reshape 19 Miles of The L.A. River

December 18, 2017 in | Comments (0)

New plans could reshape 19 miles of the LA River, from Vernon to Long Beach

Plans for the reinvention of the Los Angeles River and the public spaces around it aren’t in short supply lately, with parks, bridges, bike paths, and bridges with parks all in the works at different locations along the 51-mile body of water.

Often neglected in these plans is the 19-mile stretch of river that runs from Vernon to Long Beach, where the river empties into the latter city’s harbor. But that changed last week when the Lower Los Angeles River Working Group released a draft plan for the revitalization of the river’s southern segment.

A collection of community groups, elected officials, and business organizations, the working group was convened by the state in 2016 to oversee efforts to make the river a stronger community resource.

The plans unveiled a week ago call for 146 individual projects in and around the river, including new trails, parks, crossings, and more….


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