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The LA River Will be Open For Summertime Fun Permanently

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If you missed the LA River when it opened to the public for the first time since the 1930s last summer, you've got another chance because open access is coming back—for good! Today the City Council passed a motion that would create a permanent recreation zone along the river, from Fletcher Avenue/Rattlesnake Park to Confluence Park, according to the Friends of the LA River's Facebook page.

Last summer's opening was just a pilot program, but it was a great success, and so the city's ready to make it permanent. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, which also managed the pilot, will oversee the area; it'll be open from Memorial Day (May 26, 2014) to Labor Day (September 1, 2014), from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. Now all that remains is to find funding for the program, but we're already taking our kayaks out of the rafters.
· Friends of the LA River [Facebook]
· 12 Photos From the LA River's First Day Open Since the 1930s [Curbed LA]