The Echo Park, L.A

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The Echo Park, Los Angeles, USA

 

Located in the northwest downtown district, Echo Park is a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Echo Park is just east and southeast of Silver Lake, south of the Elysian Valley, north of Westlake, west and

northwest of Chinatown, and southwest of Elysian Park. Adjacent neighborhoods are Angelino Heights, Colton Hill, Edendale, Elysian Heights, Temple-Beaudry and Sunset Heights. The Dodger Stadium is found inside its borders.

Echo Park, L.A. contains a beautiful lake, a recreational lake with a boathouse that offers fishing opportunities. This park also boasts of the largest garden of planted lotus outside of Asia. The annual Lotus Festival is held here, an event which is quite popular in the area. A Cuban festival is also held

here in honor of Cuban poet and patriot, José Martí, for whom a statue was erected within the park.

The Cathedral of the Episcopalian Diocese of Los Angeles and the famous Angelus Temple is located

on the edge of the park.

Within the Echo Park neighborhood is the Echo Park Film Center, is a non-profit media arts

organization. It provides equal and affordable access to film/video education and resources through a community mini-cinema and meeting venue, free and nominal priced media arts education programs, a comprehensive small format film equipment and service department, a green-energy mobile cinema/film school, and an international touring festival showcasing local, established, and emerging filmmakers.

 
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