We visited Echo Park as part of our trip to Los Angeles. It's a beautiful park, full of beautiful flowers, palms and wildlife. Although there are hundreds of people in the park, there is still enough space for you to find your place in a quiet environment. You can get to the park by public transport. Like most parts of Los Angeles, you need to walk for a while. (Depending on the route).
#BeWellTake a hike at Echo Mountain and Inspiration PointDistance: 10.4 miles round-tripGetting There: From the 210, take the Lake Avenue exit north from Pasadena into Altadena. Continue on the road as it climbs a hill and park on the street near the sharp left hand turn outside the Cobb Estate. This winding hike takes you along a historic railroad route to the ruins of a turn-of-the-century resort. We definitely recommend starting this hike in the morning so you get some shade during the first part of the trek. Otherwise, you’ll be in the sun most of the time – and this is not a short hike.BrokeGirlsGuide.com
Soon after I moved to the Silver Lake/ Echo Park area the park closed for renovations-- for two years. I was so bummed! However, those two years flew by and the wait was so worth it. The park is beautiful; the city did a wonderful job. The lake is clear with lotus flowers and lillie pads thriving everywhere. There are nice benches all throughout. Vendors sell goodies like shaved ice or roasted corn-on-the-cob. And most importantly, the community is truly enjoying it. I was here just last weekend and there was such diversity-- old, young, single, families, residents, tourists-- all enjoying what the park has to offer.
Peaceful park with a great view of LA!I finally checked this place out during the hidden cash craze. My boyfriend and I had some time to kill so we drove to Echo park when the famous hiddencash twitter hinted where he's going to hide some money.The park is clean and I really loved walking around it. Parking was a pain because of hidden cash so I can't really tell you if it always suck or not.They have a jungle gym for kids and picnic tables.
After the rehabilition finished in 2013, Echo Park Lake has been restored to its former glory. The park's checkered past as everything from the center of the silent film industry to a favored rendevous for drug dealers and buyers will satisfy any history buff. But the walking paths, greenery, floating library, and colorful locals make this park a perfect place for a quick walk or an afternoon picnic.
I've been coming to Echo Park Lake ever since I was a kid. What could be more sublime than an afternoon paddle-boat ride? There is something about simple pleasures that make memories. The lake is now part of the city's water quality system, recycling stormwater and recharging the aquifers. A great combination of urban engineering and city beauty.
A lovely oasis in the heart of Echo Park with views of downtown buildings peaking overtop. It's a nice place for families, joggers, picnics, and dogs. It used to be full several different types of birds. But the park has been under renovation for the past 2 years. Hopefully it will reopen in Spring 2013 so I would wait until then to visit.
Lovely park in a pretty urban part of town. Winding paths snaking around a lake with birds, turtles and fish. Rent a paddleboat or take a gondola ride. Concessions by Square One Cafe, and a handful of food carts selling everything from potato crisps to churros. Fun place to bring a book and a blanket and sprawl out on a lazy Sunday.
The Echo Park Lake was renovated about two years ago and it's awesome. You're right in the heart of Echo Park and there are so many things to do at the lake. Picnic, ride a paddle boat, grab a coffee at their awesome little boat house coffee shop or just people watch!