LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2022) – The Los Angeles River Recreation Zones in Elysian Valley and Sepulveda Basin will open this year on May 30, 2022. Kayaking will be permitted, as well as walking, fishing, and bird watching. Users of the Recreation Zones must follow all Los Angeles County Public Health directives and orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is a local public park agency dedicated to the preservation and management of open space, urban parkland, watershed lands, trails, and wildlife habitat.  The MRCA manages more than 75,000 acres of public parkland and provides natural resources and scientific expertise, critical regional planning services, operations, fire prevention and ranger services, as well as education and leadership programs for thousands of youth each year.  It is one of the lead agencies revitalizing the Los Angeles River.