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L.A. River

Paul Adams, parks director in South Gate, says he’s enthusiastic about neighboring cities working together to improve riverfront sites. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Weeds grow in the concrete lining a stretch of the L.A. River in South Gate, which is among smaller cities making their own riverfront plans. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Maywood Riverfront Park is closed to the public because of residents’ concerns that it was built on top of a Superfund toxic cleanup site. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
Paul Adams, parks director for the City of South Gate, envisions a family-friendly environment along the Los Angeles River. (Luis Sinco / LAT)
The Los Angeles River widens as it flows south from Compton to the Long Beach Harbor. (Luis Sinco / LAT)