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Riverly Activities in the Sepulveda Basin


Located in the San Fernando Valley near the intersection of the 101 and 405 Freeways, the 2,000-acre Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area is a flood control basin managed by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. Features include two parks, an 80-acre sports field, an archery range, three 18-hole golf courses, Balboa Lake with boat rentals and fishing, the Balboa Park and Sports Center, playgrounds, a velodrome, bike paths, hiking trails, tennis courts, a Japanese garden, an off-leash dog park, a premiere wildlife preserve, and the only unpaved stretch of the Los Angeles River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set aside the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve to protect native plants and animals. Over 200 species of birds have been seen in the basin. Many birds, attracted by the water, gather here year-round, and especially in the fall and winter.  For more information on local species, bird sightings, and native plant management of the basin, please visit


The San Fernando Chapter of the Audubon Society has Sepulveda Basin Bird Walks on the first Sunday of each month.  Click here for more information:


The Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) will host a special series of river walks to showcase the pilot boating program in the Sepulveda Basin. 2012 dates coming soon!

Walks take place from 11am - 12:30PM.  Tour will meet in the dirt parking lot of Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area.  This is located on Balboa Blvd. north of Burbank Blvd.

The walks are free for FoLAR members and $10 for non-members.  A RSVP is required for a reservation. For more information, please contact FoLAR at 323-223-0585 or email contact (at) folar (dot) org.


On Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 9:00am until 12noon, over 14,000 Southern Californians will head down to their local beaches and inland waterways on a mission to clear the sand and water of harmful and unsightly pollution. Last year, over 80,000 volunteers from California removed a record 1 million pounds of trash! Multiple Inland river sites to participate in. For more information visit:


This colorful brochure has information about the river and includes a map with 10 THINGS TO DO ALONG THE LA RIVER. Click below to link to download the brochure. It is also available in Spanish and Korean.


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