Talk:Echo Park, Los Angeles

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I have a question. I'm just an old long-distance runner from the US. My wife of 32 years and I live in the Glendale area. I've learned that this area is all about bikes, bikes bikes. No serious place for distance runners, like you find in places back in the US, like Scottsdale, Mesa, El Paso, Rockford, IL, Ogden, Utah, etc., etc. Yes, I agree with you, I should try to leave, and I am trying. For the past several years, the only place I've tried to run, besides certain mountain trails, has been the LA River Bikeway. Then, just recently, a homosexual stalked me, to the point of somehow getting in my vehicle, and stealing things (to sniff, or whatever these people do--I don't know, and utterly don't care, about the culture). Finally, he even started approaching me. So I've completely abandoned the whole Griffeth Park Area. I don't know what to do. I can't just quit and run away--I have a family to support. Are there any runners out there who know of any places where serious runners (and walkers, like my wife and daughter) can go, and not have to be hounded by homosexuals, too many cars, too many bikes, too many horses? I had some hopes for Echo Park/Elysian Park--now, I read that's a whole nest of active homosexuals, even though it's right next to the Police Academy! Thanks, Tanilo del Chuco


You can run on the fire trails up in Elysian heights, though some parts of them have been obscured by landslides. Also, of more of a danger to the genral public than perverts and aggresive homosexual cruisers are the homeless who have taken up residence in the hills of Elysian Park. Very dangerous for females to jog there at any time!

WOW HORRIBLE ENTRY! How about you pay to run at a gym? But alas, homosexual are there too. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:16, 23 August 2010 (UTC)


I don't think too many people went to Echo Park because they were priced out of East Hollywood ; rents and housing prices in both neighborhoods have tended to be similar (East Hollywood is probably slightly cheaper than Echo Park right now, as it is only beginning to undergo gentrification). I would not consider East Hollywood to be an upscale neighborhood, either. Many of Echo Park's residents were priced out of Silver Lake and Los Feliz, with quite a few having moved from Venice (which is nowhere near Echo Park) due to high housing prices there. I deleted the references to Mayberry and Alessandro because Mayberry is not a neighborhood in Los Angeles and Alessandro St. is in Silver Lake - it is not a separate area.

Mayberry Street is in northern Silver Lake, the reference was probably to that area.


Well, of course you are wrong about rents, and you exagerate the numbers coming from Venice (There are probably more Midwesterners moving into Echo Park than those from Venice), and those who actually LIVE in Mayberry would beg to differ with you. Mayberry street is half in South-eastern Silverlake, and half in the Edendale quarter of Echo park. Also, Allessandro is situated in Echo Park, not Silverlake. The eastern boundry of Silverlake is Waterloo street.


Reponse # 2

To be fair, of course, many newbies who move into the area are unsure of the boundries, or are duped by over-zealous real-estate agents. I have run into folks who live on Landa Street (by the old goat trail), and which is entirely within the boundries of Echo Park, who think they live in Silverlake, even brag about it. There was a homeowner who angrily insisted his house was in Silverlake when I collecting signatures once. The fellow lived one block west from Glendale on Berkely, again, squarly within Echo Park. Garagehero (talk) 06:41, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Needs work[edit]

Really too much personal opinion in here. Also it's hard to read because it could be better organized. Please, somebody fix it. I am taking a break from WikiP for a week. Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 06:35, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Thousands of people[edit]

This article seems to well establish that thousands of people live in Echo Park. I think they are all listed by name in one section or another, sometimes in more than one section. I'm almost surprised I'm not listed as a resident, even though we moved out in 1956.

I get the impression that the only thing notable about the area is the list of people. Is that really true? Is it necesary to list so many people to establish the notability of the area? Surely there would be something else about the area worth mentioning? Loren.wilton (talk) 06:00, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

The list should (1) contain only names that are Notable (with articles already written) and (2) have sources that affirm that they actually live or lived in Echo Park. I will work on this from time to time, starting today. Thank you. Sincerely, a friend to all Echo Parkers, GeorgeLouis (talk) 08:39, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
Regarding the Notable residents section, we have been seeking WP:Reliable sources for these names since February 2012. If we don't get any, I'll remove the unsourced names beginning 1 April 2013. Thank you. GeorgeLouis (talk) 05:05, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
I checked the A-K names and removed any without a reliable source. GeorgeLouis (talk) 19:41, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
I am continuing to remove the unsourced names and will be finished soonest. GeorgeLouis (talk) 18:24, 4 April 2013 (UTC)


So Loren...sorry for leaving you out...whatcha say your last name was? HAha!!! You know....if you go to other neighborhood Wikpedia entries, the Echo Park "LIST of Notables" is somewhere in the middle when it comes to sheer numbers. Garagehero (talk) 06:41, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Separate Park Article[edit]

This article covers the neighborhood of Echo Park but includes very little information about the park itself. How do people feel about creating a seperate Echo Park (Public Park) article? Jkfp2004 (talk) 23:22, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

The park is old and notable. There shouldn't be any problem finding sources.   Will Beback  talk  06:11, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

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Woody Guthrie[edit]

Woody Guthrie never lived in Preston Avenue, according to his biographer Ed Cray he only was a frequent guest at Ed Robbins' house there in 1939. Robbins was the Los Angeles Editor of the West coast paper of the Communist party, The People's World. -- (talk) 02:07, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

In-line citations needed[edit]

Information that is poorly sourced can be challenged and removed at any time, but I will suggest holding off until after May 4, 2013. Thank you. GeorgeLouis (talk) 18:27, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

OK, I deleted the unsourced stuff. Please put it back if you can find sources. GeorgeLouis (talk) 01:19, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Wow, so much vandalism[edit]

It seems some fellow, GeorgeLouis, has been busy in his parents basement vandalizing the Echo Park page. Its pretty featureless, unexceptional and useless now. Such an interesting and historical place as Echo Park deserves better. Is there any way this person can be stopped or banned or something. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:06, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Echo Park Lake[edit]

Not a single mention of the lake or the park surrounding it? Come on, wiki editors, fix that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:18, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Anybody can edit or add information. Just be sure you have a reliable source. If you don't know how to do the citations, just add the source right in the text and somebody else will do the citations. GeorgeLouis (talk) 20:03, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Someone would just edit it out of existence anyways — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:44, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

We went to the 2015 Lotus Festival. There we found out that the City wants to separate the Echo Park "community" from the "park". The park is now known as Echo Park Lake. There are signs, sidewalk imprinted logos. Looking at the City's Department of Recreation and Parks, you will see that the press releases, flyers and announcements showing the Lotus Festival was to be held at "Event Location: Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, United States" Preview of 35th Lotus Festival - Media Advisory Certainly the festival can't be held on water. We know the old timers still know the park as Echo Park, somewhat confusing. But it makes sense. We have photos to proof it, but no use of posting them here. Socalphoto (talk) 01:20, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Sounds interesting. Anybody can edit or add information. Just be sure you have a reliable source. If you don't know how to do the citations, just add the source right in the text and somebody else will do the citations. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 01:04, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

History section needed[edit]

The area has a very rich history. I remember there used to be more information here on its history. What happened? Can someone bring it back that knows the area well and more importantly, has sources to cite for it?

A few interesting leads: - Echo park as cradle of the silent film industry and early development - Old victorian development - Reservoir and history of bringing water to LA - White-flight and decrease in income in the area - Return of influx of whites and hipsters post-2000

--Daniel E Romero (talk) 06:53, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Anybody can edit or add information. Just be sure you have a reliable source. If you don't know how to do the citations, just add the source right in the text and somebody else will do the citations. GeorgeLouis (talk) 03:19, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Oh some nit pickers would edit it to death - its dry factual info on this site - want color do your own web page — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:35, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

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