We are an independent nonprofit organization and State Parks cooperating association* dedicated to supporting the three State Parks adjacent to the Los Angeles River. Our aim is to protect and enhance the community, cultural, natural, and historic resources of the River Parks.
Board of Directors
Chair: Sean Woods, Chief of Planning, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Treasurer: Ruth Coleman, Board Member, Friends of the Los Angeles River & CA League of Park Associations; Former Director, CA Department of Parks and Recreation
Secretary: Elizabeth Pezza, Founder & CEO, The Culture List, Inc.
Lauren Bon, Director, Metabolic Studio
Jon Christensen, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Marissa Christiansen, President & CEO, Friends of the Los Angeles River
William Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
Patricia Pérez, CEO, VPE Tradigital Communications
Andy Vought, Founder, Los Angeles River State Park Partners
Joanne Zhang, Structural Engineering Associate/Construction Manager, City of Los Angeles
State Parks Cooperating Association Liaison
Stephanie Campbell, Manager of Planning, Public Affairs and Community Engagement, Angeles District
Los Angeles River State Park Partners
1799 Baker Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
*Cooperating associations are independent, nonprofit charitable organizations that work to enhance the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. These associations work closely with their State Park colleagues in a special relationship that brings critical funding for a variety of needs that cannot be met by State Parks. California’s network of 89 associations currently serves most of the State’s 280 parks.