Echo Park
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Echo Park: The Oasis in the Shadow of Downtown Los Angeles

One of the more beautiful views of downtown Los Angeles is from the north end of the lake at Echo Park.  Echo Park also has some of the most beautiful gardens in the city and unlike other gardens such as Descanso Gardens or the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Echo Park is completely free.   Even parking on the streets around the park is free.

We took some time to make a video of the beauty of the park for you to see.  Watch it in full screen mode to really soak it all in!  Please subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking the icon in the lower right corner to see more videos of the beauty of Los Angeles.

You won’t find the variety of botanic collections at Echo Park as at the other gardens mentioned.  The botany is mostly of the aquatic variety: lotus flowers, water lilies, grasses and such.  They are beautifully maintained and what it may lack in variety of plant types it makes up for with a variety of ducks, geese and turtles.  The animals will keep the kids fascinated for hours.

This is a beautiful place to step back from the world, take in some beauty and tranquility and recharge your soul.  For photographers it’s also a great place to take pictures of the Los Angeles skyline and the lotus flowers, ducks and geese.  So bring a good camera along with you.

See our earlier post about Echo Park for information on the history of the lake and the neighborhood.

Visit Echo Park at 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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