Ballona Creek is an 8.8 mile watershed which flows through Culver City before emptying into the Santa Monica Bay. The original creek was turned into a large channel by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1930's.
The Ballona Creek bike path goes from Culver City to Marina Del Rey and connects to the Marvin Braude costal bike path which goes from the Pacific Palisades in the north to the City of Torrance in the south. The Ballona Creek Bike Path remains OPEN at this time. (03/25/2020) Group rides are prohibited, and social distancing should be practiced at all times.
The Ballona Creek Murals can be found along the walls of the creek at two different locations. Postcards from Ballona was a joint collaboration between artists Francois Bardol, Lucy Blake-Elahi, and Lori Escalera, together with Culver City Middle School students. Rivers of the World was a joint collaboration between artists Lori Escalera (lead artist), Lucy Blake-Elahi, and David Farrington, together with various members of Ballona Creek Renaissance and students from Culver Park High School.
Annual Ballona Creek Cleanup
Each September, Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations and local community support participate in the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) on the Ballona Creek bike path.
Ballona Creek Revitalization
The Ballona Creek Revitalization Project aims to enhance the restoration and use of Ballona Creek and make it a more sustainable, walkable, bikeable and connected recreational attraction.