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For more than 25 years the MRCA has been working together with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, non-profit groups, and community-based organizations with the goal of creating a continuous greenway along the 51-mile Los Angeles River and its tributaries.

View Map of MRCA Urban L.A. River Projects

The MRCA manages numerous parks along the river from the San Fernando Valley to Downtown Los Angeles and has developed, funded, and built many parks and recreational greenways throughout the region that are now manged by Los Angeles County or other jurisdictions.

MRCA-managed Parks Include:

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

Oso Park

Steelhead Park

Elysian Valley Gateway Park

Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (formerly Marsh Park)

Egret Park

Great Heron Gates at Rattlesnake Park

Richard Lillard Outdoor Classroom

Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail


Some Major River Projects Developed and Constructed by MRCA, Now Managed by Other Jurisdictions:

Tujunga Wash Greenway Restoration Project

Compton Creek Natural Park at George Washington Elementary

Bosque del Rio Hondo Park

Pacoima Wash Natural Park