Riverside Drive (Los Angeles, California)

Riverside Drive (Los Angeles, California)

Infobox road
highway_name=Riverside Drive
maint=Bureau of Street Services, City of L.A. DPW
terminus_a=Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks
junction=Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks
Coldwater Canyon Blvd. in Studio City
Laurel Canyon Blvd. in Studio City
jct|state=CA|CA|170 in Studio City
jct|state=CA|CA|134in Studio City
jct|state=CA|CA|134 in Burbank
jct|state=CA|CA|134 at Griffith Park
Los Feliz Blvd. in Los Feliz
jct|state=CA|CA|2 in Silver Lake
jct|state=CA|I|5 in Elysian Park
terminus_b=Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles
cities=Sherman Oaks
Studio City
Toluca Lake
Glendale, California
Los Feliz
Silver Lake
Elysian Park
system=Streets in Los Angeles

Riverside Drive is one of the principal east-west roads connecting the San Fernando Valley to Downtown Los Angeles, California, United States. Its name is derived from the fact that it follows the course of the Los Angeles River from the central San Fernando Valley to Downtown Los Angeles.


Running approximately 20 miles from Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California 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 San Fernando Valley and is home to many of Southern California’s major entertainment companies, passing both the Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. 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 eastern edge. 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 Los Angeles.

Cities and communities along Riverside Drive (west to east)

* Sherman Oaks
* Studio City
* Toluca Lake
* Burbank
* Glendale, California
* Silver Lake
* Los Feliz
* Elysian Park

Landmarks along Riverside Drive (west to east)

* Los Angeles River [cite web|title=Los Angeles River Tour|url=http://www.laep.org/target/units/river/tour/index.html]
* Sunkist World Headquarters, Sherman Oaks, California [cite web|title=Sunkist Growers|url=http://www.sunkist.com/about/]
* Westfield Fashion Square, Sherman Oaks, California [cite web|title=Westfield Fashion Square|url=http://www.westfield.com/fashionsquare/]
* Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California [cite web|title=Notre Dame High School|url=http://www.ndhs.org/]
* Bob's Big Boy Restaurant of Burbank, California - the oldest remaining Bob's Big Boy in the United States
* Providence High School, Burbank, California [cite web|title=Providence High School|url=http://www.providencehigh.org/]
* Forest Lawn Memorial Park (nearby) [cite web|title=Forest Lawn Memorial Park: Hollywood Hills|url=http://www.forestlawn.com/About-Forest-Lawn/Locations-and-Directions-Hollywood-Hills.asp]
* Disney Channel Headquarters, Burbank, California
* Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California [cite web|title=Warner Bros. Studios Facilities|url=http://www2.warnerbros.com/wbsf/#/home/]
* Warner Bros. Records, Burbank, California
* Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California [cite web|title=The Walt Disney Studios|url=http://studioservices.go.com/disneystudios/index.html]
* ABC Studios, Burbank, California
* Walt Disney Animation Studios, Burbank, California [cite web|title=Walt Disney Animation Studios|url=http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/who_walt_disney_animation_studios.html]
* Equidome
* Los Angeles Equestrian Center [cite web|title=Los Angeles Equestrian Center|url=http://la-equestriancenter.com/main.htm]
* Los Angeles Zoo (Zoo Drive) [cite web|title=Los Angeles Zoo|url=http://www.lazoo.org/]
* Autry National Center (Zoo Drive) [cite web|title=Autry National Center|url=http://www.autry-museum.org/]
* Griffith Park (Griffith Park Drive)
* Griffith Observatory (nearby) [cite web|title=Griffith Park Observatory|url=http://www.griffithobs.org/]
* Silver Lake Reservoir (nearby) [cite web|title=About the Silver Lake Community|url=http://www.silverlake.org/about_silverlake/aboutsilverlake.htm]
* Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California [cite web|title=Elysian Park|url=http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/elysianPk.htm]
* Dodger Stadium (nearby) [cite web|title=The Official Site of the Los Angeles Dodgers: Dodger Stadium Ballpark|url=http://dodgers.mlb.com/la/ballpark/index.jsp]


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