Last weekend was my first time visiting Echo Park Lake and it probably won't be my last. The lake and the surrounding park were rehabilitated and reopened to the public last June, and it shows. The lake itself looks clean and even boasts a lily pad habitat in one area.
As for activities, you can rent out a pedal boat for an hour and explore the crystal clear waters with a friend (or three). You can also sit on one of the grassy hills and watch hipsters and families alike pass by. There are also organized yoga classes you can join.
We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't crowded at all. This seems like the perfect place to pull out a blanket and be at peace for at least a moment in an otherwise chaotic city.
Echo Park Lake
Website | Yelp
751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
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