When will the Echo Park Lake fountain be fixed?


ECHO PARK — The three jets of water that shoot out of the middle of Echo Park Lake have become a neighborhood landmark since they were installed during the 1984 Olympics. But in recent weeks, park goers and passersby have noticed that the fountain has been running only half as high as normal. One the formerly graceful geyers now resembles water gushing out of a broken fire hydrant. A resident who lives near the lake also noted that the fountains have not been illuminated at night for quite some time.What’s going on?

“We are experiencing some issues with the pump,” said Rose Watson, spokeswoman for the Department of Recreation and Parks. “Our maintenance crew is working on it and they are monitoring the water levels closely as well.”

It’s not clear when the fountains or the lighting will be fixed . Until, then here are are couple of photos and videos showing the fountain in full glory:

A photo posted by Echo Park Lake (@echoparklake) on

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  1. Thanks for posting this article. At least it is on parks and recs radar. It annoying that the city will go through the effort and expense of building some great amenities yet not consider the proper funding for maintenance.. at EPL graffiti remains for weeks or longer and greenscaping getc trampled or dies without replacement..

  2. “working on it”? Its been that way for weeks already, and will probably be like that for weeks to come

  3. I’ve also noticed that the lights around the lake are on during the day. Photocell or timer not working?

  4. While they’re at it, how about power washing the pathway along the western side of the lake? It is covered in duck poo and smells awful!! Can’t be healthy to breathe that in.

  5. The only effective route to getting things fixed at the lake is by contacting Mitch O’Farrell’s office. But be prepared to wait. City government moves like molasses in the winter time.

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