Amigos de los Rios, stewards of the East Los Angeles County Emerald Necklace Park Network, collaborate with communities to protect and restore open spaces by designing quality public environments (parks and trails) that revitalize city neighborhoods within economically challenged communities in Southern California.

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  • Emerald Necklace

    Amigos de los Rios is working to create The Emerald Necklace Regional Park Network encompassing the San Gabriel Forest to the Pacific Ocean and out to the Catalina Islands.

    Read why it is so important.

  • Volunteer Calendar

    Volunteer Event this Saturday! Oct. 11th, at Rio Vista Park, 4275 Ranger Road, El Monte, CA 91732. Our parks need some loving care - weeding, mulching and cleaning. We supply the gloves, tools, water and snacks. Come out and enjoy nature while helping your community! Next Event - Saturday Oct.18th at Hollydale Park, 5400 Monroe Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280

  • Park Projects

    Take a tour of the parks located in the Emerald Necklace.

    See how Amigos de los Rios and our community partners are working to transform the landscape of the Emerald Necklace by creating beautiful state of the art parks.

Amigos in the News

We would like to THANK First 5 LA for their Tot Parks and Trails project which is creating sustainable changes in Los Angeles by providing increased opportunities for families with young children to connect with nature and be physically active.

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children's memories, the adventures we've had together in nature will always exist.” ― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit

  • Informational Workshop on Prop P – Oct 20th

    Los Angeles County voters approved the Safe Neighborhood Parks Measure in 1992. It provides about $54 million a year for neighborhood and regional parks and recreation.  That measure is about to expire-Proposition P is designed to preserve park and open space funding.  Propositon P will be on the November ballot and there are on a […]

  • Public discussion of Recreation, Access and Resource Opportunities – Aug. 26th!

    Arcadia, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service will host a panel of local user groups, youth corps, cultural preservation experts, land management specialists and elected officials to explore opportunities for enhancing access, recreational use and protection of scenic, cultural and historic areas of interest on the Angeles National Forest and portions of the San Bernardino […]

  • Tree Replacement at Rio Vista Park