Sunday, April 13, 2014

parks & recreation

Echo Park Lake lotus bed unveiled

The anti-bird netting covering the lotus bed at Echo Park Lake was being removed today a few weeks after a resident complained that the nets had trapped and separated ducklings from their mothers, leading some chicks to die.  It’s not clear if the removal of the ... Read More »

New green space taking shape in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK –  After several years of planning and preparation,  work is expected to begin soon on transforming  empty lots next to a city recreation center on Patton Street  into an approximately half-acre park and community garden. A ceremonial ground breaking was held last month and ... Read More »

New park takes shape in Elysian Valley

MRCA Elysian Valley Park 2-15-2014 4-53-54 AM

Cyclists and pedestrians passing through Elysian Valley on the L.A. River Path have been able to get a sneak peek at what will become the neighborhood’s newest green space: Marsh Park.  Scheduled to be completed this summer, the new three-acres of parkland will serve as an ... Read More »

The Leaning Snack Stand: Ground continues to move at Northeast L.A. Little League fields

The playing fields of the Northeast Los Angeles Little League were built on landfill atop Elysian Park. League president Sergio Villasenor said the group was told some settling could be expected after they began using the city-owned fields and snack stand in the late 1990s. But, ... Read More »

Moms say Atwater park has gone to the dogs

Atwater Village park 2-15-2014 5-25-51 AM

There really is not much to Glenhurst Park – a swath of lawn, a few trees and benches and a playground squeezed into a small rectangle between homes in the southern edge Atwater Village. But it’s the only park in this part of the neighborhood and ... Read More »

Makeover in the works for Echo Park Lake restrooms

When Echo Park Lake reopened last summer, the public was treated to a sparkling and cleaned up lake, newly landscaped grounds and a renovated boat house.  One thing that remained untouched, however, were the public restrooms, which are housed in two separate buildings on the north ... Read More »

New Lincoln Heights park is ready but public remains fenced out

Reyes River Grenway Closed (2)

Water cascades down into a rock-lined pool.  Newly planted trees and flowering shrubs sway in the breeze.  Burgundy colored benches  await visitors while pathways and bridges beckon to those who want to take a short stroll.   After more than a year of construction, the new ... Read More »

Lincoln Park landmark gateway gets some TLC but what about Flo?


It was three years ago that Lincoln Heights residents celebrated the $390,000 restoration of the The Lincoln Park Gateway, an Art Deco-style ceremonial entrance on the north edge of Lincoln Park.  On Wednesday, conservation workers were back at the gateway scraping mineral deposits off the decorative tile ... Read More »

High-tech help for the waters of Echo Park Lake

A little more than six months after Echo Park Lake reopened, city officials say its been smooth sailing – so far. Many of the water quality issues the lake suffered from before are being avoided this time-around with the help of technology. You may have noticed ... Read More »

Highland Park runners move in step with their community

Highland Park Runners Club. Photos by Nathan Solis 12-19-2013 8-29-09 PM

A light rain trickles down on members of the newly formed Highland Park Running Club at San Pasqual Park. Various runners are present at this morning meet; some training for a marathon, others just want to stay physically active. “I didn’t like running in high school,” ... Read More »