While the LA River awaits its major, over-$1-billion revamp, smaller-scale river upgrades soldier on. One of those improvements is extended time to visit the LA River Recreation Zone, says KCET. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, which operates the river fun-zone, is going to open the two areas where people can get on the river on Memorial Day (May 25), as usual, but keep them open until October 1—almost a month longer than the regular Labor Day closure.
The season was extended in an effort to help get more school trips to get in the water—previously, the river had been open mostly while kids were on break from school—but it's a bonus for everyone. This extended season would apply to the both of the recreation zone's two locations in Elysian Valley and the Sepulveda Basin. The MCRA is still awaiting the official go-ahead from the Army Corps of Engineers.
· L.A. River Recreation Season Extended to October This Year [KCET]
· The LA River Will be Open For Summertime Fun Permanently [Curbed LA]
· Army Corps Now Reevaluating Billion-Dollar LA River Rehab [Curbed LA]