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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

    Join us at our Volunteer Event this Saturday - Sept. 5th 2015 at Peck Water Conservation Park, 5401 N. Peck Road, Arcadia, CA 91006. Help keep your community parks in tip top shape while learning about plants and the environment. Amigos supplies the plants, tools, gloves, mulch, paint, water and snacks, and you supply the elbow grease!

  • 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

  • L.A.Works Day 2015 – September 12th

    On September 12, 2015  from 8:00 am to 1:00pm – thousands of corporate and community volunteers will be spread out at regional parks and nonprofit organizations along the LA River in South East LA. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty on L.A. Works day as they spend their time throughout the regional […]

  • Public Comment Period Extended for San Gabriel Mountain Natl Monument Plan

    On scvnews.com – August 4, 2015 The USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, has extended the public comment period for the Need to Change Document for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan until Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Public Comment on San Gabriel Mtns Nat’l Monument Plan  

  • Greening the new Seymour Center in El Monte

    The Cal Fire and Forestry “Seymour Family Green Infrastructure Center” a Green Innovations program Grant will fund  transformation “via greening” of the decommissioned Munhall Elementary School and related green infrastructure education programs in partnership with the El Monte School District. This location is being converted  into a  “one stop Family Wellness  Center” named after legacy […]