Echo Park is, depending on your point of view: the poor man’s Silver Lake, the rich man’s Highland Park, the Williamsburg of the West Coast, a 40,455-person working-class burg full of diversity and a wee bit of gang violence. Or, it’s that strange little neighborhood you drive through getting to Dodger Stadium.
Echo Park, is near practically everything that matters, save for the Pacific Ocean and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. It’s a stone’s throw from Chinatown, a short bike ride from Downtown L.A., Silver Lake and Los Feliz. It’s also surrounded by four major freeways, the 5, The 2, The 110 and The 101.
Echo Park the park has a placid man-made reservoir-turned-lake, circa 1860 that’s undergone a massive cleaning and renovation and features a charming bridge leading to a teensy island, ducks, palm trees, a jogging path.
Echo Park is a historic and diverse neighborhood where you’ll find everything from Dodger Stadium, the home of our beloved Los Angeles Dodgers, to Echo Park Lake, which reopened recently after a $45-million renovation. Locals and visitors alike enjoy paddle-boating around the lake, while the surrounding area continues to experience a retail, recreation and restaurant renaissance.