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Opening Ceremony for Rockwood-Colton, Echo Park’s New Eco Green Space

A small crowd of neighbors, civic leaders, park engineers, and children gathered this past Saturday to welcome Echo Park’s latest greenery in the urban landscape: Rockwood-Colton Park, which Eric Garcetti appropriately called a “green necklace in the middle of Los Angeles” during the noon ribbon-cutting ceremony. With Vista Hermosa Park, the Echo Park Pool, and […]

Gangs in Echo Park? A Compendium to the New Pocket Park

I may well be the female companion to the Geico Caveman.  There’s a Rockwood gang Echo Park-adjacent? And, better yet, they have their own MySpace page?! A work function kept me away from the recent Community Meeting, notice given from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks via fliers on Echo Park doors 24 […]

A Pocket Park Within Echo Park

Echo Park welcomes a new community pocket park, Rockwood Park, a triangular half acre sited north of Beverly Blvd., west of Glendale, which now houses playground swings, benches, climbers, tables, and slides — oh, my! — for the athletic, high-energy Eastsider tyke.  A water fountain,  swishy floors, and solar-paneled lampposts complete the outdoor playground.  A […]