The man-made facility was originally intended to be a water reservoir but through the years, the City of Los Angeles has decided to shut down the reservoir and build a park around it. This place is now known as Echo Park Lake. The park also houses a recreation center and a swimming pool.
Things to Do
- Bring the family, line up for paddle boats, and cruise your way through the lake towards the lily pads and ducks. You can also paddle up close to the water fountain but be prepared to get soaked. Other options include canoe ride and gondola ride. A guide will accompany you in both rides. Visit their website to check the rental fees.
- Take the kids to the jungle gym complex for a day of fun play.
- Be one with nature as you walk or jog along the paths. Spot different sights as you go around the park such as a boat house, a bridge, and a temple.
- Choose your desired location with benches and tables and go on a picnic with the family. If you still need more food and drinks, you might want to see what the food vendors have to offer.
- If it becomes too hot for a picnic, go to Echo Park Cafe instead. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch dishes as well as beverages.
- Visit the Recreation Center for access to more facilities such as basketball and tennis courts, indoor gym, and soccer field.
Echo Park Lake Insider Tips
- The park is dog-friendly.
- Street parking is free but could be a little tough to find especially during peak hours.