Friday, September 19, 2014

parks & recreation

York Boulevard park in progress

HIGHLAND PARK —  The arrival of heavy-duty construction equipment this week signaled that work had begun on building an approximately $3 million park at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 50. York Park, the result of several years of workshops and a public vote on ... Read More »

Perhaps they should call it the Echo Park Lily Festival


ECHO PARK — The Lotus Festival  returns to Echo Park Lake next month after a three-year absence, with colorful posters heralding the weekend-long celebration of Asian cultures and, of course, the lake’s historic and revitalized lotus bed. There is one problem, however. The flower featured on ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake blooms with life one year after reopening

ECHO PARK — It’s been nearly a year since Echo Park Lake reopened to the public after a lengthy closure and extensive clean up.  Despite heavy use, lawn problems,  pink blobs  and  yoga controversies, the lake and surrounding park have held up pretty well over the past ... Read More »

Camping out by the L.A. River

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GLASSELL PARK — There were campfires, ghost stories and passing Metrolink passenger trains during Saturday night’s “First Ever L.A. River Camp Out.” Of course, homeless people live and sleep along the river channel but technically it has not been legal to camp out on the river ... Read More »