One of the rewards for hiking up to one of the highest points in Debs Park is a hilltop pond surrounded by trees and views of the city and mountains. But in recent weeks park visitors have been surprised to discover that the water level in ... Read More »
parks & recreation
ECHO PARK -- Skateboarders can’t resist turning an empty backyard swimming pool into a skate park. Now, the city wants to do the same with a closed municipal pool. Read More »
EAST LOS ANGELES -- This summer Atlantic Park in East L.A. got some upgrades that, although summer has officially ended, the community will continue to make use of, especially with the continuing warm weather which keeps many enjoying the outdoors well into the evening hours. Read More »
HIGHLAND PARK — A long-promised canopy has been finally installed at York Park, rising like a giant tent over the central play area. While the new park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50 has several trees, they are still too small to provide ... Read More »
El SERENO — Spread over more than 90 acres of rolling hills, Ascot Hills Park is one of the largest open, green spaces on the Eastside. Most of the acres are covered only with grassland, with little in the way of large trees and shrubs. But ... Read More »
ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — It’s been nearly five years since the first phase of an 18-acre chunk of new parkland opened on a hillside that rises up from Riverside Drive. The park has a basketball court, playgrounds, picnic areas and trails. What it does not have is ... Read More »
ECHO PARK –– Wedged between homes and alleyways, Patton Street Park and Garden occupies less than half an acre of property. But when the new park officially opens this coming weekend, visitors will find a lot to do in the relatively small space, which has been ... Read More »
The City Council is moving forward to once again ban unpermitted vendors from city parks after being virtually powerless for years to stop such vending that included swap meets at Echo Park Lake and private yoga classes in the Silver Lake Meadow.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS -- For many years a section of grass and dirt in front of the Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center in Lincoln Park has served as a parking lot for staff and patrons. That’s going to change after $833,000 in public funds have been allocated to build a paved and landscaped lot a few steps from the front of center. But a Lincoln Heights resident is asking why the city has approved turning a section of the park into a parking lot.
Driving and biking the narrow and crumbling roads of Elysian Park has been like running an obstacle course, with visitors having to maneuver around giant pot holes, large cracks and missing chunks of pavement. In recent weeks, however, motorists and cyclists have faced different types of obstacles in the form of detours, bulldozers and work crews. It's part of $2.3 million project to resurface the park's miles of roads.