The Lake had it's Grand Reopening today at 10 A.M.
Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mitch O' Farrell and
everyone involved in the reconstruction and maintenance of the lake was in attendance, along with hundreds of the people of the neighborhood.
The official grand opening is happening this weekend on Saturday, June 15.
On Saturday the crew will start removing the fence that has encircled the lake during the past year and half of construction. While it will take a few days to have the fence fully removed, there will be a full day of celebration hosted by Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti, the Department of Rec and Parks and the Bureau of Engineering for the Lake’s reopening ceremonies. Featured speakers and performers will gather at the corner of Logan Street and Park Avenue just before 10:00 am.
Posted by Kelly EchoParkNow
With less than two weeks to go before Echo Park Lake reopens to the public, the refilled lake and rebuilt park
look pristine behind a chain link fence covered with a green screen.
But some residents have expressed concern about safety in and around the
park once that fence comes down and the lake reopens, attracting
throngs of visitors.
Echo Park Lake will be officially and finally opening to the public on June 15!
Although this is about a month later than we expected, the project is
on time and under budget at $45 million (originally $85 million).
June 1920: Panorama of Echo Park Lake looking north from Temple
Street. In the distance is Edendale, where early movie studios were
located. Later in the 1920s those studios moved to Hollywood.
This photo was published in the June 27, 1920, Los Angeles Times.
Edendale is no longer a district in Los Angeles. Today its split up
among Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake. In the photo, Allesandro
Avenue, now Glendale Boulevard, is on the left.
This photo was later published in the 1998 Times postcard book, “Times Gone By.”