Echo Park Lake has been the setting for numerous new as well as old music videos. The Eastside is home to other urban lakes – including those at Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights and Lincoln Park in Lincoln Heights – but they don’t seem to get as much video play. So, it’s refreshing to see that a recent video by New Boyz with Chris Brown takes advantage of the sloping lawns and lake at Hollenbeck Park. The video focuses on classic images of the park – swaying palms, rippling water, ducks and vendors – as well as the less scenic portion that sits underneath two concrete bridges that carry the 5 Freeway overhead. Now that Hollenbeck Park has captured some music video attention, perhaps the video crews will spend more time at Lincoln and Belvedere parks, too.
March 5, 2015