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New LA River trail opens in Studio City

The opening of the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
The opening of the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Richard Hartog
The opening of the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
The Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail.
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The opening of the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Sheila Kuehl speaks at the opening of the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Richard Hartog
The opening of the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
The Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail.
Martin Zamora/L.A. County Board of Supervisors


A new trail along the L.A. River opened Saturday morning in Studio City.

Lined with thousands of native trees and plants, it is bikeable and walkable — closing one of the L.A. River Trail's many gaps. 
 
The Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail runs for approximately half-a-mile from Coldwater Canyon to Whitsett Ave. in the San Fernando Valley. 

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl says the trail has another benefit: It will help capture stormwater that can be reused to recharge aquifers.
 
"It's a half-mile of native and drought tolerant landscaping. It's got rest areas and walkways for visitor and also for the surrounding neighborhood," Kuehl tells KPCC.

A map showing the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail.
A map showing the Zev Yaroslavsky L.A. River Greenway Trail.
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The trail is part of a larger project to close gaps that prevent residents from walk or bicycling the riverside trail.

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