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Amigos de los Rios

The funds we raise help us work with our 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 weekend on Sat. May 30th, 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023. Help us maintain our beautiful parks, we supply the tools and materials, you provide the elbow grease and together we create beautiful parks!

  • 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

  • KCET – Tending to the School Gardens of Tomorrow: Arroyo High’s Knight Garden

    This is a great article about Arroyo High School students building connections with nature and healthy foods! AMIGOS is so happy that we could help the Knights Garden Club get their garden growing! Re-post of KCETLink Youth Voices article by Go Green AHS – May 28, 2015 When we first started the KCETLink Youth Voices program […]

  • D.C. doctor’s Rx: A stroll in the park instead of a trip to the pharmacy

    Re-post of May 28, 2015 – Washington Post Health and Science article by By Frances Stead Seller Robert Zarr is walking from his Columbia Heights medical practice toward Meridian Hill Park, talking about what’s going on inside his head. If you could see his brain on an MRI, he says, far more extensive regions would be […]

  • Local Communities Rally to Save Trees

    ACTrees – March 1, 2015 Washington, DC – A number of communities across the U.S. are focused on preserving local trees in residential areas, parks, and along roadways as they confront development or other land improvements. Here are two examples of communities in Houston and Vancouver that have had success. Plus, an ACTrees resource to […]