Los Angeles River: “The Taco and Cream Puff Tour”

Los Angeles River


You know Los Angeles has a river, right?  But did you know it’s more than concrete and graffiti? 

On Sunday, April 18th,   grab your camera, load up the kids and the dog (or a few friends), and car-caravan around the city checking out fab vistas of the L.A. River like Sepulveda Basin and the new parks in the Glendale Narrows (across from Griffith Park).  

Jenny Price of Friends of the L.A. River (FoLAR) and author of “Flight Maps: Adventures in Nature in Modern America” and “13 Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A” will fill you in on the River’s revitalization in between photo ops/river views.  You’ll go to a great taqueria  for lunch as well as what is touted as the world’s best cream puff shop in Little Tokyo.”  (The food is optional…but not in Ms. Go Go’s book.) 

NOTE: Advance sign-up required!   This tour fills up quickly so don’t delay, Go-Go’ers! 

Bring water, shoes that can get wet (optional, but so much less fun), and snacks (save room for the taqueria and Little Tokyo, though!) 

‘Cause really, how often can you get wet and wild with cream puffs…? 

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go…. 


Friends of the L.A. River present “The Taco and Cream Puff Tour” 

Sunday, April 18th from 9:00AM to 4:30PM 

Meet at the L.A. River Center & Gardens (570 W Ave 26, near the 5 & 110 freeways) where carpools will be formed. 

$20 FoLAR members / $25 non-members. Nonprofits, students, and seniors contact FoLAR for member rate. Group rates are available. 

Contact Shelly at sbacklar@folar. org or 323.223.0585.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I grew up in a house situated on top of the “wash” of the L.A. River. My parents bought the house before there was a “wash” and the river actually overflowed one rainy year. I played in the weeds as a child down in the wash. Nowadays that’s probably illegal, not to mention dangerous for kids. But it was great fun at the time. Wish I had time to do this tour!

    (friend of Rob W.)

    1. When native Angelenos share their stories about growing up here, I’m always surprised by what a small town sensibility Los Angeles had not that long ago!

      Luckily, the Taco and Cream Puff tour has been quite successful, LJ, so I would bet they’ll be doing it again soon. Once more, here’s the e-mail for Shelly Backlar of FoLAR if you want to get on a mailing list for future tours. sbacklar@folar.org Have a great weekend and thanks for reading U Want 2 Go Go!

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