Many would say all of Echo Park is a dog park. But a large, green-and-white “Coming Soon” banner that appeared this morning on Echo Park Avenue heralded the development of the vacant lot next to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles into the “Echo Park Dog Park.” Along with the name of the diocese, which owns the property, the vinyl banner also said: “Transforming underutilized land into a space for the community.”
Echo Park pet owners should not start setting up play dates at the new dog park, however. The sign was a hoax and was removed, said church spokesman Bob Williams. If whoever created the official-looking banner was floating ideas for the empty lot, the church was not biting.
“There is no intention of developing the property that way,” said Williams, who said the church has no immediate plans for the site.