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Echo Park Lake fountain fixed

The fountain was installed as part of public improvements during the 1984 Olympics

ECHO PARK ––  After suffering from “pump problems” for several months, the fountain in the middle of Echo Park Lake is back to its old self, firing three jets of water high into the sky. Last December, The Eastsider reported that the fountain  had  been running only half as high as normal, with one the geysers resembling water gushing out of a broken fire hydrant. A Recreation and Parks Department spokeswoman said maintenance crews were looking at how to deal with the faulty pump. Now, all appears well. Thanks to Stephen Roullier for tipping us off about the fountain fix.

Fountain pictured in December 2016

All three jets were working of as Tuesday.

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4 comments

  1. iheartechopark

    Nice (and finally) — back to its glorious self..

  2. Spotted the pillars of water above the tree line again from up on the hill, so glad to see it back – Thanks for the fix!

  3. Hooray! I am so glad that this has been taken care of. I have watched it for several months and had been told by our councilman that the broken part had been ordered but he had no timeline for the repair. Our lake is a city treasure and deserves first class maintenance.

  4. Jenn tree fire

    It wasn’t a “pump problem”. It was a broken nozzle on one of the three jets. Hence the one fat stream next to the two thin ones.

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