No cover charge required to enjoy this Silver Lake lounge

On Tuesday readers weighed in on what they want to see on a vacant, triangular lot in Echo Park. Perhaps a little inspiration can be found in Silver Lake, where this coming Saturday residents will dedicate Parkman Triangle Park.  Volunteers backed by city grants designed, built and landscaped what was once a triangular patch of concrete and popular dumping ground at the corner of Parkman Avenue and Silver Lake Boulevard.   The Parkman Triangle  is more of  an “urban lounge”  than park, said the principal designer, Silver Lake resident John Southern. It’s a place “where walkers hang out for a few minutes, get some shade, and then move on,” according to a press release.  The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 A.M.


  1. Nice. Now if something can be done with the corner of Glendale and Allessandro. Talk about a dumping ground – I think every piece of trash that flies throughout Silver Lake/Echo Park ends up in those weeds.

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    Go for it Sandy. It just takes one person to start the ball rolling.

  3. Sandy, We’ve had our eye on that parcel as a similar intervention to the Parkman Triangle in the office for some time. Since the community cleaned it up, we’ve thought about putting some ideas down on paper, just in case it ever looks like it might become a median project. Drop us a line if you’re interested in talking about the process we went through on Parkman.

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