Riverside Drive (Los Angeles)

Riverside Drive is a northeast–southwest road connecting the San Fernando Valley and Downtown Los Angeles, California. It follows the course of the Los Angeles River.

Riverside Drive
Maintained byBureau of Street Services, City of L.A. DPW
Northwest endVan Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks
Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks
Coldwater Canyon Blvd. in Studio City
Laurel Canyon Blvd. in Studio City
SR 170 in Studio City
SR 134in Studio City
SR 134 in Burbank
SR 134 at Griffith Park
Los Feliz Blvd. in Los Feliz
SR 2 in Silver Lake
I-5 in Elysian Park
Southeast endFigueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles


Running approximately 20 miles (32 km) from Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks to Figueroa Street at the northern edge of Downtown Los Angeles, it is one of the major thoroughfares in the San Fernando Valley. It runs through the heart of the Valley and is home to many of Southern California's major entertainment companies, passing both the Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Then it enters West Glendale and continues as a major thoroughfare until it intersects with Victory Boulevard and Sonora Avenue. It then continues as the major thoroughfare through Griffith Park, though its name changes as it passes through the park, first to Zoo Drive, then Crystal Springs Drive, and then Griffith Park Drive, before becoming Riverside Drive again as it leaves the park at its southeastern boundary. Riverside Drive then continues east and south along the Los Angeles River, passing just north of the Silver Lake Reservoir. It runs along the northern edge of Elysian Park, passing north of Dodger Stadium before becoming Figueroa Street near the northern edge of Downtown.

Local transportation

Metro Local lines 96 and 155 operate on Riverside Drive.

Cities and communities

Communities are listed west to east, or north to south.

Notable places

Places are listed west to east, or north to south.


The drive hosted part of the 50 km walk athletic event near Griffith Park for the 1932 Summer Olympics.[16]


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