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Runyon Canyon Will Finally Reopen Next Week

Runyon Canyon and chill. (Photo by juliewolfson306 via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Our long nightmare has finally ended: Runyon Canyon will reopen next week.A spokeswoman for the Department of Recreation and Parks told Curbed LA that the heavily-used park is set to reopen on Tuesday, months after it closed for a pipe replacement project. Aside from replacing a 100-year-old leaky pipe, the park will come with a few other improvements—but not the corporate-branded basketball court that residents objected to.

According to the Beverly Press, the paved portion of Runyon's popular trails will have more reflective asphalt that will keep the trails cooler, as well as runoff basins to capture rainwater for reuse.

If you still can't wait until Tuesday and have a hankering to go outdoors, here are six great alternatives.