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.



  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… 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…

    • elephant_droid

      June 5, 2013 at 3:03 am

      FLprodivider66 You lie!
      You like the Grease Lightening scenes from Grease! Admit it.

      • 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.