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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 to keep our parks beautiful! Join us this Saturday, July 26th at Gibson Mariposa Park, 4140 Gibson Road, El Monte, CA 91731 for park grooming!
    Our parks need some loving care - weeding, mulching and cleaning. You bring your elbow grease and we supply the gloves, tools, water and snacks. Come out and enjoy nature while helping your community! Together we can make a difference!

  • 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

  • Introducing LA River Bike-In Movies

  • Do you take your water utility for granted?

    We rely on water utilities to clean up and manage sewage and waste water, and safeguard the health of our lakes, rivers, and natural resources by keeping them free of toxic pollution. But that is not all our water utilities do.  Curious?   Check out this video! and learn more about the additional benefits you […]

  • A Vision for a Healthier Los Angeles Cty!

    Check out the post to KCET SoCal Departures – “The Emerald Necklace a Vision for a Healthier Los Angeles County”  by Amigos de los Rios Fellow  Nikola Hlady – Over the past 10 years Amigos de los Rios has championed a vision of a healthier, more livable Los Angeles Basin — a vision that unites 4,000 square […]