Author: lariverrec

Kayak-Fish-Explore

Kayak Any member of the public may launch a non-motorized, steerable boat, such as a kayak or canoe, from MRCA-operated put-in points-at Rattlesnake Park off Fletcher Drive, or under the 2 Freeway in Elysian Valley, and at the Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone in Encino.  River Conditions and hazards are subject to change without notice. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with the maps before coming out to the either Recreation Zone. For those who do not own their own equipment, several organizations provide rentals and guided tours of the River Recreation Zone MRCA Rangers patrol the Zone to...

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Special Programs

Special Programs The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Rangers and Kayak Guides offer special weekly kayak programs for groups that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to visit natural areas.  One of its most popular offerings is a paddle the L.A. River program for developmentally disabled children and adults. Building on past success in programs offered to the disabled at Ramirez Canyon Park in Malibu, MRCA Rangers offer kayak trips in specially designed rafts (“Kaboats”) that accommodate persons of limited mobility.  Using custom wheelchairs and walkers designed to get participants in the boats, MRCA Rangers lead tours in the calmer, downstream...

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Community Paddles

Community Paddles Rangers and kayak concessioneers join together to offer free community paddles to neighbors of the Elysian Valley Los Angeles Recreation Zone several times during the season. Residents are encouraged bring their families to join the fun events and paddle around in kayaks on the Los Angeles River. CONTACT lariverrecreation@mrca.ca.gov or 310-858-7272, Extension 300 Press inquiries only:...

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The Elysian Valley L.A. River Recreation Zone Is Open for the 2017 Summer Season

The Elysian Valley River Recreation Zone Is Open for the 2017 Summer Season The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority opened the Elysian Valley L.A. River Recreation Zone for its fifth season on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. Hours are sunrise to sunset, except during and after inclement weather or other adverse conditions.  The L.A. River Recreation Zone provides access to recreate and explore the Los Angeles River with activities including boating, fishing and bird watching.  The River Recreation Zone is managed by the MRCA in coordination with the City of Los Angeles and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, the Army Corps of...

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