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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

    Next Volunteer Event - January 31, 2015 - South Gate Park, 9165 Pinehurst Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280 Our parks need some loving care - weeding, mulching and cleaning. We supply the gloves, tools, water and snacks. Come out and enjoy nature while helping your community!

  • 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

  • Celebration of the Fitness Trail at the Wellness Center

    Fitness Trail Ribbon Cutting

    January 24, 2015 – Historic LAC+USC Hospital Campus – Last Saturday was a big day for Amigos de los Rios!  We celebrated the completion of Phase 1 – Fitness Trail at the Wellness Center with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  The visitors were provided health materials, instruction on the use of the equipment and information on the […]

  • Celebration of Phase 1 – Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail

    We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Wellness Center Outdoor Park and Fitness Trail this Saturday, January 24th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Historic LA & USC Hospital Campus in East Los Angeles.  Directions and Parking The mission of The Wellness […]

  • Partnering with KCET Departures

    Amigos de los Rios has recently partnered with KCET Departures – Youth Voices. Youth Voices is a digital literacy and civic engagement program that invites youth on an exploration of their neighborhood, where they investigate the social, cultural, and political history and take a critical look at the issues facing their community. Students are encouraged […]