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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

    Happy July 4th Weekend! We will be posting our new calendar of events next week! We look forward to seeing you on July 11th!

  • 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

  • Groups want buses to serve San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

    Re-publish of San Gabriel Valley Tribune article – July 2, 2015 Last fall, when President Barack Obama created the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, many thought the new status would mean preservation of the rugged peaks, tall pines and natural streams first recognized by President Benjamin Harrison and later brought to life by naturalist John […]

  • Amigos’ Brenda Kyle guest speaker for Youth Voices

    By Luis Sierra Campos of KCET Departures June 19, 2015 Youth Voices is working with middle school students from three schools in the El Monte City School District: Columbia, Durfee, and Wright. The students, participants in the English Language Development program at their schools, formed teams to explore, investigate, and write about an important issue in […]

  • A great celebration at Salazar Park!

    Karen Robertson Fall of 1st5LA and the CCC at Salazar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6-20-15

    On Saturday June 20th, representatives from First5 LA, Best Start, Los Angeles County – 1st District, Amigos de los Rios, the California Conservation Corp. and community members all came together on Saturday for a Ribbon Cutting celebration at Salazar Park for the new Tot lot amenities.  The new park amenities were designed for children 0-5 years […]