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Writing at Los Angeles River Center

The much beleaguered Los Angeles River is enjoying some resurgence in popularity, and the LA River center is a tribute to the natural beauty that still lies within its banks.

"The River Garden Park draws upon the Los Angeles River for its design elements and organization. Park amenities include a running water fountain, park benches, a picnic table, and lawn area."


9:45-10:00 check-in and chat

10:00-11:15 write, write, write

11:15-11:30 optional checkout

The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens is located at the former site of the Lawry’s California Center, near the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco, close to Elysian Park and downtown Los Angeles.  Call or text Cheryl at[masked] if you arrive late or have difficulty locating us.

You may want to allow time to visit the Los Angeles River Visitor Center, an exhibit hall that celebrates the eleven miles of natural river where reeds, willows, mulefat, and native riparian plants have returned. The self-guided exhibit describes the history of the Los Angeles River, its current status, and a vision for the River’s future.


The Visitor Center is located in the California Building and is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Christy B.

    Its a pleasant atmosphere with a nice fountain.

    July 24, 2013

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