Our Mission

The mission of Amigos de los Ríos (Amigos) is to create sustainable open spaces, strengthen community life, and preserve the environment in underserved areas of Southern California. Working closely with community members, we strategically partner to design, to build, and to restore parks and open spaces for recreation and education, with a focus on the urban rivers and their tributaries.

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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.

  • Volunteer Calendar

    Please JOIN US in greening our community this SATURDAY Oct 22nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and SUNDAY Oct 23rd from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm at Mullhall Elementary/Seymour Family Center,10900 Mullhall St., El Monte, CA 91731

    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! See you there!

  • Park Projects

    Take a tour of our parks projects 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.

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“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

  • Water Resources in LA Survey

    Voice your opinion on water resources by filling out our Water Resources in Los Angles Today Survey! Tell us where you would like to see Water Source Funds alotted and how you would like to learn more about water resource.

  • 2016 WATERFEST-Oct 15th

    WaterFest 2016 Info

    Join Amigos & the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and the County of Los Angeles to learn family-friendly ways to be water smart! The day in the park will include food, games, activities, giveaways, and a raffle. October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Arcadia Park 405  S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, […]

  • Los Angeles Reaches Back to Plan a Green Future

    Map stone for Emerald Necklace Park Network

    Re-post of August 15, 2016  article written by Claire Robinson for “The Conservation Fund”. Among the most pressing challenges facing today’s sprawling Los Angeles region: automobile traffic, air pollution, and swelling populations. Insufficient parks, playgrounds and public beaches exacerbate these circumstances. Access to open space is increasingly critical to create sustainable open spaces, strengthen community […]