Friday, October 21, 2016

Echo Park Lake

Fallen tree takes a whack at Echo Park playground*

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Visitors to Echo Park Lake this morning found that a huge eucalyptus tree had crashed into part of a playground on the north end of the park as high winds streaked across the area. At least one resident who lives ... Read More »

Echo Park Lake clean-up project takes next big step

Click on image for larger view By Mary A. Allen The City Council’s  Energy and Environment Committee today approved the final environmental impact report for the Echo Park Lake rehabilitation without fanfare or discussion. The 1,200-page report, which lays out the plan for the $64.7 million ... Read More »

Police clear out Echo Park Lake swap meet vendors*

Many Echo Park Lake swap meet vendors packed up their wares and folded up their tarps this afternoon as police issued warnings and tickets to those who refused to leave. About a handful of vendors were cited for soliciting on city property in the first-such sweep ... Read More »

Lotus Festival Dragon Boat racers left high and dry

Echo Park’s scaled down Lotus Festival, scheduled for next week,  keeps getting smaller and smaller. The  organizers announced earlier this year that the giant festival celebrating Asian and Pacific cultures would return to Echo Park Lake this July after budget cuts forced the city’s Recreation and ... Read More »

If you think your job stinks, talk to David Foster

Foster is Recreation & Parks groundskeeper whose main job this week has been to collect all the dead carp floating in Echo Park Lake. More than 200 fish have died in recent days, with one state official speculating that a form of carp or koi herpes ... Read More »

What is killing the fish in Echo Park Lake?

About 40 dead fish have been found floating on the surface of Echo Park Lake over the weekend, and park workers are struggling to find out what has caused the die-off. All of the dead fish have been carp, which breed in the lake, said gardener ... Read More »

Police fail to sweep out Echo Park Lake Swap Meet *

A team of police and city workers showed up at Echo Park Lake this morning in the most recent effort to combat the Sunday swap meet in the northeast corner of the park. Residents reported that city workers cooking grills and merchandise * into dump trucks ... Read More »

A walk and talk around Echo Park Lake

A group of Echo Park residents, city employees and consultants took a walk around Echo Park Lake this morning to review some of the changes and improvements proposed under an $84 million plan to rehabilitate the lake. The focus of the project is to improve water ... Read More »