Angel City Sports

Angel City Sports provides free year-round adaptive sports opportunities for kids, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities or visual impairments. In addition to providing free equipment, coaching, and competitive opportunities, this nonprofit organization helps individuals reach their full athletic and personal potential and unlock their dreams through music, art, higher education, and career opportunities.

How we’ll work together: River Park will be the “Valley Home of Angel City Sports” and will host adaptive sports programs including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, track and field, sitting volleyball, table tennis, swimming, goalball, blind soccer, judo, wheelchair fencing, and amputee soccer. Angel City Sports will also provide hands-on educational experiences for Harvard-Westlake students, faculty, and staff to learn about and experience Paralympic sports and volunteer with the organization.


Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Prior to the founding of Mission San Fernando in 1797, ancestors of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) lived in villages across northern Los Angeles County. The land now occupied by Harvard-Westlake in Studio City was essential to the trade, intermarriage, economic, social, and cultural relations with the neighboring villages from which the tribe descends. In the 1840s, the FTBMI received land grants of over 18,000 acres (10% of the San Fernando Valley), two of which are located within three miles of the River Park site.

How we’ll work together: The school and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) will collaborate to develop and install educational monuments calling attention to the history and culture of the tribe’s ancestors who lived at and near River Park. Tribal historians will collaborate with Harvard-Westlake students and faculty to conduct original research into aspects of indigenous life in the area that have not yet been fully documented. The school and the FTBMI will also partner with other community organizations to deliver educational programs at River Park to local schoolchildren.

Friends of the LA River

FoLAR builds capacity for communities, students, and future leaders to advocate for nature, climate, and equity on the Los Angeles River.

How we’ll work together: River Park will serve as FoLAR’s Valley home, welcoming thousands of elementary and middle school students from across Los Angeles to the site for field trips each year. FoLAR will lead tours of the park and environmental education sessions in an on-site classroom. The organization will also run a fellows program at River Park to train high school students for careers in the environmental field.

Special Olympics of South California

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries—and millions more volunteers and supporters. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. The athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment—on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

How we’ll work together: Building upon its longstanding relationship with Harvard-Westlake, Special Olympics will host upcoming events at River Park with Harvard-Westlake student volunteers.

USTA Southern California

As part of its partnership with USTA Southern California, River Park’s eight tennis courts will host USTA instructional programs, adult and junior teams and tournaments, social and cardio tennis, and coaching development programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and East San Fernando Valley