Map and Site Information: LA River Center & Gardens
The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens is located at the former site of the Lawry's California Center, near the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco, close to Elysian Park and downtown Los Angeles.
The River Garden Park at the northern tip of the facility is a welcoming green space in this urban area. The facility has a Visitor Center with a self-guided exhibit that describes the history of the Los Angeles River, its current status, and a vision for the River's future.
The beautiful mission-style grounds and conference facilities of the River Center serve as a focal point for the renewal of the Los Angeles River and as a prime location for community gatherings, educational conferences, and special events.
Site Info and Map
Downtown LA via Arroyo Seco Pkwy (110): Exit N. Figeuroa St. Go 0.25 mile north. At W. Avenue 26 turn left. Continue for appox. 500 feet. Park entrance on left.
Pasadena via Arroyo Seco Pkwy (110): Exit W. Avenue 26 turn right. Continue for appox. 500 feet. Park entrance on left.
San Fernando Valley via Golden State Fwy (Interstate 5): Exit towards CA 110 and keep left at the fork. Turn south (right) on Riverside Dr. which turns ino N. Figeuroa St. At W. Avenue 26 turn left. Continue for appox. 500 feet. Park entrance on left.
South Los Angeles via Golden State Fwy (Interstate 5): Exit towards CA 110 and keep right at the fork. Turn north (left) on W. Avenue 26. Continue for appox. 500 feet. Park entrance on left.
This site is managed and operated by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Did You Know?
Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.