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“Lots of Potential”
Review of Echo Park

Echo Park
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Ranked #92 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Culver City, California
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lots of Potential”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

The area could be a real gem, but unfortunately after 15 years of "on the way up" it still hasn't made it that far. Great architecture, some great little restaurants, but still very shady.

3 Thank 2remem
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Me and my Friend are addicted to fishing. Living in the heart of La their aren't to many places to go fishing within walking distance of our houses. Me and my friend and we established a pattern tossing Ika's through the lake. It is really cool when one of us caught a fish. People from the other side of the lake would say wait to come and see it. There would be crowds looking at the bass that we just caught. People always call us crazy and think that there are gangs over there, but when ever we go which was like once a week we never had any problem.

Visited March 2011
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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overrated "Trendy" Neighborhood”
Reviewed 12 October 2008

Echo Park and Silverlake are both overrated. Parking is bad, and the area has been let go. Houses look decrepit and so do many of the eateries and other establishments. "Trendy" people have tried to make it a trendy neighborhood and I commend them on their efforts to revitalize the area, but it has come up really short. On a bright note, there are good places to eat and drink, as long as you don't mind them looking and smelling like something in a third world country.

3 Thank LuvinLA
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Urban lake oasis near downtown LA”
Reviewed 20 August 2008

I visited this place for the annual Lotus Festival only to find that none of the lake's lotus flowers survived the winter season. This is quite a big park for an urban area. It takes about a half hour to walk around the entire circumference of the lake. You can usually find parking along the residential side streets.

There is catch 'n' release fishing allowed at the lake and no swimming. You can rent a paddle boat here too. The lifeguards on duty are there to make sure that no one falls into the lake.

This park is: dog-friendly, family-friendly, and an interesting oasis near downtown Los Angeles.

3 Thank mktgurl
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