Join Los Angeles River experts Kat Superfisky and Lila Higgins as we explore the hidden wonders of the Los Angeles River—from pocket parks and a secret love-lock bridge to Leo Limon’s graffiti river cats and a hidden heron mural. Bound in concrete, it is easy to understand how many people disregard the Los Angeles River. Despite harsh judgments, the river is brimming with plant life and critters galore, not to mention fascinating history.
During this tour, we'll learn about the river’s tumultuous past, talk about changes in the community, and explore issues facing the people and wildlife that call the river home. In a constantly evolving city like Los Angeles, what does the future hold for this misunderstood, fascinating body of water?
Hi. I'm Ben, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.
I am someone always seeking out strange, intriguing, off-the-beaten-path, and under-the-radar venues and locations in and around Los Angeles. I am also an environmentalist and support a variety of local environmental nonprofits.
For this event, I’ll be partnering with Kat Superfisky and Lila Higgins. Kat is a landscape designer, ecologist, and educator who devotes her days, nights, and dreams to transforming urban areas into more inhabitable places. Lila is a Program Coordinator and Artist at Play the L.A. River and Citizen Science Manager and Science Communicator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.
Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes. No flip flops. Be ready to walk and be outside.
- Drinking water
- Hat and sunblock
- Sturdy closed toed shoes. No flip flops.
- Extra layer in case of weather changes
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
There are 25 spots available on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend.