I went Huh…”river trail” in Duarte’s Encanto Park

Sign announcing new park feature.

I have to admit this stopped me in my tracks for a bit.  For the first time in ages I went onto the Lario San Gabriel River Trail via Encanto Park.  I’ve blogged in the past about this great little park, now they have a new feature.  A man made “river trail” replete with crane sculptures and nice little seating areas.

What a great place to take kids without the risks associated with the river itself to teach them about the rivers in the area.  Of course ripping out a bunch of grass and putting in native species will help with the water load created by that park in this Mediterranean climate of ours.

Pics by me with my cell phone or “toy camera”…more of the park and San Gabriel river after the jump.

Fake cranes for a fake river.
Lario San Gabriel River Trail...in bloom!
River at full flow and full of ducks.
Gully in full blossom along the river and rail road tracks.

So far there are quite a few native plants in bloom along the real river, the San Gabriel River, which is flowing quite nicely.  Its worth the short drive down the 210 to get to Encanto Park and the Lario San Gabriel River Trail.   MAP HERE.