La Brea Corridor Planning Study

30 06 2014

North East Trees received a grant from the State’s Natural Resources Agency to conduct a planning study focused on the S. La Brea Ave. corridor from the intersection at Exposition Blvd. to Stocker St. The study will explore the possibility of creating park-to-park connections (between Jim Gilliam Recreational Center on the north, Kenneth Hahn State Recreational Area on the west, and Norman O. Houston on the south at Stocker St.), equity in access to open space opportunities, and the possibility of preserving, expanding and restoring native habitat.

Not only will this plan examine access, connections and habitat, it will build upon the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority’s Park to Playa project, the Baldwin Hills Park Master Plan, and West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Park community plan, as well as other already existing and proposed transportation and open space improvements. This planning study will play a major role in helping to create a cohesive recreational trail network in southwest Los Angeles.


The La Brea Corridor Planning Study will explore the development of a regional trail that provides park-to-park access, promotes neighborhood connections to open space, and links to existing and planned trail networks while restoring native habitat.


Access & Connections

  • Park-to-park connections + connections to existing and planned trail networks
  • Equity in access to open space
  • Preserve, expand & improve native habitat

Community Involvement / Participation

  • Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
  • Community meetings/workshops
  • Surveys
  • Public Outreach – schools + community events + community partnerships + internet

In order to achieve the project goal, North East Trees has partnered with the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, several community groups, government agencies, schools and non-profit organizations. Stakeholder and community involvement is instrumental to the overall success of this planning study. A technical Advisory Committee was created to help guide the direction of the project, as well as to help ensure balanced, unbiased, and representative participation.

Technical Advisory Committee members include representatives from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Councilman Bernard Parks, Councilman Herb Wesson Jr., Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks, Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, Baldwin Hills Estate Homeowners Association, Baldwin Village Gradens, Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Council, Veronica St. Block Club, Cameo Woods, Baldwin Vista, Hillcrest Elementary School, Marlton School, Windsor Hills Math-Science-Aerospace magnet School, Baldwin Hills Conservancy,Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority, Walk n’Rollers, Community Health Councils, and the Safe Routes to School Partnership.


La Brea Corridor Planning Study Scope -> So. CA. -> Los Angeles County -> Los Angeles City -> Baldwin Hills



La Brea Corridor Planning Study Project Location


Looking Down @ S. La Brea Ave. and Jim Gilliam Recreation Center from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area


S. La Brea Ave. @ SW corner of Jim Gilliam Recreation Center looking south


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Volunteer Event at Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Park

7 08 2012

Remember to Join us for Earth Day Tomorrow – April 14th

13 04 2012

It will be cool, but the rain will have made the conditions just right for tree planting and invasive removal. Registration starts at 8:00 am, and work starts at 9:00 am. Please wear sturdy closed shoes and dress warm. We are looking forward to a fun day of tree planting and nurturing our park with you.

The park address is Rio de Los Angeles State Park, 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Come in from the Macon Street gate and we will be signing up at the picnic table next to the community center.

Visit us at

Earth Day 2012

23 03 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with North East Trees and California State Parks Foundation on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at Rio de Los Angeles State Park located at 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065.

We will be taking care of native trees, removing invasive plants and cleaning up the park.

Registration from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and Field work from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please wear comfortable work clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and wear closed-toe comfortable shoes. Bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and a refillable water container.

Please sign up to volunteer at

For more information please visit us at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Earth Day 2011

16 03 2011

Registration for Earth Day

This year North East Trees will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday April 16th at Rio de Los Angeles State Park with a day of service and maintenance.

Due to a lack of funding, no maintenance is being performed around the wetland area, resulting in a proliferation of invasive plants and weeds that are choking the newly planted trees and native plantings.

With the help of all our volunteers, we will be doing invasive removal, as well as rebuilding watering basins around the native plants and trees, mulching them, and watering them. 

Volunteers removing invasive plants at Rio

Wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes and a hat. Bring along work gloves if you have them, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. We will provide tools.
Come prepared to get dirty and have a great time tending this beautiful open space in the middle of dense urbanization.
Rio de Los Angeles State Park is located at 1900 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
Registration starts at 8:00 am. We start work at 9:00 am and end at about 12:30 pm.
Please go to our website at to sign up.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Sharing our LA River Stories

8 12 2010

What a fun day it was! This  Saturday, Scott Wilson, our founder, got to share his LA River Stories with the community.

Enthusiastic bikers, pedestrians and community members attended the opening of the pedestrian and bike path – just under 3 miles of shared pathway to enjoy along the bank of the LA River from Fletcher Drive to Barclay through Elysian Valley.

LA River StoryShare

1 12 2010

Join Councilmember Ed Reyes, KCET, North East Trees, and other fans and supporters of the Los Angeles River to record and share your personal Los Angeles River story. The collected stories will be recorded and published on

This event will take place on Saturday December 4th, 2010 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Crystal Park located on Crystal Street at Fletcher Drive in the Elysian Valley, Los Angeles. See map for details.

The opening celebration of the Elysian Valley Pedestrian/Bikeway will also take place at the same time.

For more information about this event please visit

We look forward to seeing you there!