Play the L.A. River is a come-one-come-all project by the arts collective Project 51 -- a collective of L.A. River-loving artists, designers, planners, writers, educators -- that invites Angelenos to explore, enjoy, reclaim, and reimagine the mighty L.A. River as a grand civic space that can green and connect our communities.


CARD: Ace of Valley

SITE: Bassett Street + Owensmouth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91303

Where two concrete creeks converge and create the mighty L.A. River. Pure land art, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In July 2014, the long-awaited Los Angeles River Headwaters Greenway opened near the Headwaters, where the L.A. River is formed by the confluence of Bell Creek and Calabasas Creek in Canoga Park. One of the 239 projects outlined in the Los Angeles River master plan, the 1.25-mile trail will one day be a part of a continuous path that connects the entire length of the river. At its opening, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said, "The location is significant. Without starting at the headwaters we can't complete an amenity that would someday cross all 51 miles out to the sea."


How do you play the L.A. River at its Headwaters? Tell us here.

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