Wednesday, October 26, 2016

City Council votes to rename Echo Park street in honor of Vin Scully

Elysian Park Avenue

ECHO PARK — The City Council voted unanimously today to rename Elysian Park Avenue in honor of Vin Scully as the legendary broadcaster prepares for what he says will most likely be his last season offering play-by-play of Dodger games after 66 years.

The council motion that was approved 12-0 directs the Bureau of Engineering to start the process of wiping Elysian Park Avenue off the map after more than a century and replacing it with Vin Scully Avenue. The two-block street runs between Sunset Boulevard and Stadium Way near one of the ballpark’s main entrances.

It would not be the first time a local street has been changed to a name connected with the ballpark. Stadium Way, for example, was once named Chavez Ravine Road.

Elysian Park Avenue

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  1. Easiest vote ever? Easiest vote ever.

    Legend. Well deserved.

  2. Why don’t they name the street after a homie who repped tha hood. I don’t know who this vin scully guy is but he is def not down with echo park

  3. I would have voted on just using “Stadium Way” for the re-naming.

    Elysian Park is historic, and loved by many who live around it. Elysian Park Ave marks where the park is, on the map.

    The Dodgers are loved by many who come from out of town to watch games and throw trash.. Not so many of them care a whit about the park,.. It’s “what you drive through to get to the Stadium.” The folks who use the picnic areas love it, and the classic car nuts love it, and the locals who spend Sunday afternoons barbecuing, also…
    but that’s about it. The City hates it, they don’t like funding upkeep and maintenance, they always want to drop another stadium inside or bulldoze more of it for a movie studio or Tech industry campus. People who live around the perimeter and go into the park will often do the debris removal and graffiti clean-up, and tend to the trees themselves.. I once did this too.

    Really, “Stadium Way” would be still an honor, and less of a “thumbing their nose” to locals who have dedicated themselves to the Park.

    I no longer live there– rent forced me out… but I guess I still feel some connection to Elysian Park

  4. FYI. This is the second time Elysian Park Avenue has suffered a name change
    Douglas Street to the west of the current Elysian Park Drive in the past was called Elysian Park Drive.
    Maybe a more fitting name for the street would be Weenie Road, Ah, I mean Dodger Dog Drive.

  5. Yikes. Really hope this doesn’t happen. Stadium way would be a much better me to replace. No brainer.

  6. Great honor for a great man who has dedicated 66 years to the Dodgers. FYI Elysian Park Avenue is being changed to honor Vin Scully. Stadium Way already exists.

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