Our Walks


Red Hill and the Forgotten Hamlet of Edendale Walk

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Time: 10am-1pm
Start/End Location: Parking lot next to the new 365 by Whole Foods Market at 2496 Glendale Blvd, Silver Lake (map)
Distance: about 5 miles (moderate) -- route includes staircases and hills 
Facebook Event: Coming soon
RSVP: Coming soon

On Sunday July 17th we'll explore Red Hill and the Forgotten Hamlet of Edendale with Walk Ambassador Dave Ptach of the Los Angeles Stairstreet Advocates.

The walk will mostly focus on the history of Edendale, Echo Park, and Elysian Heights. Along the walk we'll learn about Red Hill, the trolley line, artists and eccentrics that have called the area home. We will talk about the early film studios, the McCarthy era, visit the innovative Blackbirds development, the "Lost Lautner," and more!!
This walk is approximately 5 miles long and includes a number of staircases and hills so strollers/rollers are not advised. 



Wild Walk with Will Wright

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 *NEW DATE*
Time: 10am-1pm
Start Location: Gold Line Indiana Station, Boyle Heights 
End Location: Gold Line Memorial Park Station, Pasadena 
Distance: 9.5 miles, though proximity to Gold Line allows participants to bail at any point
Facebook Event: Coming soon
RSVP: Coming soon

Prepare yourself for a Wild Walk -- a start point and and end point, but no established route along the way. 

From Walk Ambassador Will Wright, "The walk will include some parks and some arroyos and some hidden pockets of urban wilderness." He'll be sure to allow for people to get lost - which is kind of the point, which will provide ample opportunities to find urban splendor!  



Airport2Park: A Santa Monica Airport Perimeter Walk

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: 10am-1pm
Start/End Location: Clover Park. 2600 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica 90405
(Meet at the southwest corner of Clover Park at the fence next to Santa Monica Airport runway) Free Parking is available at the park, which is also served by Breeze Bike Share and the #8 Big Blue Bus.
Distance: about 4.5 miles (moderate) 
Facebook Event: Coming soon
RSVP: Coming soon

Join Michael Brodsky, a Professor at Loyola Marymount University and a Board Member of the Santa Monica Airport2Park Foundation for a walk around the entirety of Santa Monica Airport. See a part of the city that most people rarely see and even fewer pedestrians actually get to use.

We will walk the perimeter of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in order to see and learn about the current issues and community impacts relating to this facility. We will hear about potential creative new proposals to transform and repurpose this property into a future grand park that will be open and accessible to all.  

Our walk will take us along the security fence, through parking lots, near jet hangers, a day care facility, up Bundy Drive's sidewalks, directly under the blast wall and path of landing jets, and down through the current Airport Park expansion site, where a former airplane parking lot is now being repurposed into the first stages of a park designed by noted architect, Mark Rios.

We will take a break at the Airport Observation Deck, where we will see the airport runway with specular views from the the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Ocean. We will hear from community members currently impacted by this facility and have a chance to talk about challenge of achieving the goals of turning an airport into a park, which has already been done in San Francisco, Chicago and Berlin.

Finally, we will continue past the older hangers on non-aviation land which are now used as artist studios, galleries and a theater. We will continue around the western portion, up an alley and back to Clover Park.



WalkLAvia Iconic Wilshire Blvd. 

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: TBD 
Facebook Event: Coming soon!
RSVP: Coming soon! 


It's that time again -- it's WalkLAvia! 
CicLAvia is heading to Wilshire Blvd. on Sunday, August 14, and LA Walks will partner up once again with our friends at Stairs & Trails of Los Angeles to take it all in on our own two feet. No wheels required! Just some comfy footwear and a can-do attitude. 
More details will be posted as the date approaches. Expect a 7-mile round trip walk (3.5 out and 3.5 back) full of future friends. 
The walk is FREE. See you there!
More info on CicLAvia: http://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_wilshire16





Want to lead a walk of your own? Become a Walk Ambassador! 

Our volunteer Walk Ambassadors are passionate about a place and want to share it with others. They lead weekend walking tours throughout the city of Los Angeles and serve as our ambassadors - connecting with other like-minded Angelenos who share an interest in a safer, more pleasant walking environment and a greener, more walkable Los Angeles. 

Previous Los Angeles Walks walks have included: Union Station to Elysian Park, Alhambra and the San Gabriel Mission, Arroyo Seco & Debs Park, Koreatown, the Port of LA Waterfront, and Westwood Village & UCLA. 

If you have an idea for a walk you'd like to lead, you can tell us about it here. We consider walks on a rolling basis and will contact you to discuss your idea.







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