What started out as a natural arroyo filled with water from a stream is now a notable expansive park and famous neighborhood. ... More
What started out as a natural arroyo filled with water from a stream is now a notable expansive park and famous neighborhood. Formerly known as Elendale, Echo Park consists of 26 acres of greenery and a beautiful lake. Based on a design by Joseph Henry Tomlinson, the park is beautifully conceptualized. Tours of the park are available, which includes the other neighborhood landmarks like the historic Baxter Steps and the Echo Park boathouse. Festivals and other cultural activities too are held in this neighborhood and park with great furor and enthusiasm.
lets get real here for a second.
Echo park is a drug dealers playground it is surrounded on all sides By bad areas and Gangs.
DO NOT GO AT NIGHT!!!!
dispite the lovely looking picture with vivid color the place is a nasty park in a really bad part of town!
the area is totally Gang infested!
find a nicer place to go. this is not the park for you to take the family.
This place is a little grotto of simplicity between China Town and Silverlake.
The toen known as echo park has little glamour but then that is why I liked living there for almost three years.
I appreciate the utterly simple, which can in fact, be found, *within the complexity* of the nearby towns, of the metropolis called City of Angels, aka: Los Angeles!
This town includes Elesian Park &
Dodgers Stadium.i lived for a long time with this park as a backyard, what a gift! There are a few trails to walk on and there is much to appreciate in this large natural park with some untamed and some groomed portions throughout. At the top you can see a large sweep of the city and surrounding areas, such as Frog-town, and the train tracks...there was a nice community garden up there near my place as well.
There are multiple amazing Mexican resturants which have authentic Mexican, fare, just like the locals grandmother (abulita) made when they were back home.
There was a small movement toward modernization and an influx of avant gard artists from who knows what parts, just before I moved away. Yet, it has not been too too vilified by the posh. Still feeling like home. the posh were already very available if wanted just down the block...in Sliverlake and Hollywood.
But we shall get to that another day.
today is for strolling in Echo Park, the town and dipping ones head into the little shops and the thrift stores for collecting, and for maybe going to the hidden jewel of an incredibly affordable favorite resturant for a Chile Rellano to beat out all the others, ever *suffered through* before having found this! Most delectable one for only around six dollars!
I have given them enough business since all my friends have been, invited by me, to dine there! Or been taken with me as i decided to head that way, so you find your own favorite place!
As we stroll along *the* Sunset Boulevard through Echo park the town, we will turn down the street named Echo Park, which runs into Echo Park...the park. Here you will find a bit of water...people call them lakes but I prefer ponds. You may rent paddle boats, or feed the geese and ducks. you may walk the round, which is a mile if done several loops....(I forget!~sorry)I am not sure how many exactly. you may buy things from little carts and vendors of snacks there. my favorite is th corn on a stick with all sorts of exotic slatherings, such as mayo and lime and chile and butter...the deluxe...corn-cob which sounds yucky and tastes exquisite..."How did you ever discover this?" I smile, as I lick butter off my fingers from my chin.
You may languish under the trees while your kids romp...or fish, and yes, people actually eat the fish which are...added by the Parks and Recreation dept each and every year.I would not want to but people do it.
No swimming is allowed or even wished for, for that matter. The waters are quite murky, but they have a very cooling effect and parks such as this may be found all over in the Los Angeles district.
But none with the stamp of the Echo...which is echoed in the town, the street, and the park itself.
I could go on, and on, but I feel something calling me, to go out to lunch...and sit by the water under a tree with a delicious meal.
Echo Park was and is the perfect family spot. Nice, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. The people in the neighborhood are wonderful and make you feel welcome.
The food is great. The price is wonderful. The paddle boats awesome. Very close to some wonderful shopping spots, just off Sunset Blvd. Close enough to everything. You can see the Hollywood sign on a clear day from the bridge overlooking the park. Just a beautiful.
I actually live in Silverlake but this is close enough. I grew up here. The greatest views of downtown are everywhere. Great (but fading) architecture at every point from the 30's and 40's. Just because all the money fled to the West doesn't mean LA's Eastside has nothing to offer. I think
Echo Park/Silverlake/Los Feliz/Downtown is the true LA
I wouldn't call it a tourist attraction, since I lived there, but it's such a beautiful park & area, especially for a somewhat low-income, urban locale.
Not much to do at the park, but lots of cool interesting shops on Sunset & very cheap places to eat.
i like this city because of it's natural wetheir and beauty of it's roads and picknig places. and feeling too peace in the city. and residence of these city also helping nature as in many historical books and which is we are lessening from others also through.
I have been going to Echo park since i was just a littlle boy, and i've loved it so much. Now that im grown up and have had children, i take my own children here. i love this place theres so much to do, and u can never become bored here. The veiws are spectacular and breathtaking. It also isnt too expensive and the family can have a great time! Its great for all ages and u can really enjoy urself.
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