Two portions of the Los Angeles River will be open for fishing and boating beginning Monday, officials announced Thursday.
Fishing and boating will be permitted in a 2.5-mile stretch of the river in the Glendale Narrows section of Elysian Valley and for two miles in the Sepulveda Basin through Labor Day, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees the river, announced.
"Anyone can bring their kayak or other non-motorized navigable boat to either the Elysian Valley River Recreation Zone or the Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone from sunrise to sunset every day, in safe conditions free of charge," said Fernando Gomez, chief ranger of the Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority.
All participants must wear a personal floatation device, said Gomez, who also recommended wearing sunscreen and bringing drinking water.
"This is a great opportunity for Angelenos to get on the water, enjoy the wildlife, experience the river's potential, and enjoy nature near the birthplace of our great city," said Councilman Mitch O'Farrell whose district includes the Glendale Narrows.
Click here for more information about the river's recreation zones.