The L.A. River Opens to the Public


los-angeles-river-2-story-topA 2.5 mile long section of the the Los Angeles River opens to the public this week, providing the opportunity for kayaking, canoeing, and other non-motorized boating. The river had been closed since the 1930s and was used as a flood control panel, and unofficially as a dumping ground for the fruits of violent crime. Finally, people with pulses and vital signs will be able to experience the Los Angeles River.

Read more at cnn.com

16 Comments

  1. RonsCigar

    June 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    LA River!
    LA River, Sunday afternoon, LA River, Sunday afternoon!
    Kayaking down your levee!

  2. Smoky Mountain Cabin

    June 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    If you’re interested, you can also free drive the Hudson River superfund.

  3. elephant_droid

    June 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    “Give them un kayak. Let dem touch it. Let dem have un kayak.”

  4. ecupirate

    June 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Where  can LA put all the Heroin needles now?

  5. Pool Keepers Son

    June 4, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    No more cement pond?

  6. Igglesphan

    June 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Oh nice – they destroyed the Owens Valley so some hipster LA douches can kayak….fuck Mullholland…..how many ranchers did that prick kill to get his water?????

  7. XTall

    June 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Kurt Russell knows this river well.

  8. Mister Obvious

    June 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    They found salt water in his lungs

  9. Patrick Bateman

    June 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    My daughter, my sister , my daughter !!

  10. CURTIS307

    June 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    The LA river, letting homeless people clean up since 1935

  11. FLprodivider66

    June 5, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I always pictured the LA River to look like the chase scene in T2 where they run through the flod control channels in San Fernando Valley, CA… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0JMVal0cdY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    • elephant_droid

      June 5, 2013 at 3:03 am

      FLprodivider66 You lie!
      You like the Grease Lightening scenes from Grease! Admit it.
      http://youtu.be/HsYC-hVEpQM

      • FLprodivider66

        June 5, 2013 at 3:54 am

        Guilty, and I forgot about that channel scene…Travolta was so dreamy back then 🙂

  12. Binary Daoist

    June 5, 2013 at 2:39 am

    “Bad for glass”

  13. Aria Taint

    June 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Enjoy the broken glass and getting shot by gangsters on either side..

  14. Cheese Steak the Works

    June 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    The natural concrete banks look amazing.