Los Angeles is a lucky city in that there are plenty of big parks for residents to enjoy throughout the year. Whether it is to enjoy a hike in Griffith Park or attend a concert in Grand Park, there are parks for all tastes and activities. However, right now beloved Los Angeles parks such as Elysian Park and Echo Park Lake have to be closed for the population’s safety.
Elysian Park and Echo Park Lake Closed
For over a hundred years, Elysian Park and Echo Park have provided residents of Los Angeles with places in which they can enjoy some leisure time. In fact, Elysian Park is the oldest one in the city. There, Angels Point provides an overview of Dodger Stadium and the Chavez Ravine Arboretum gives visitors a look at more than a hundred varieties of trees from all around the world. It is also one of the local favorites in terms of hiking trails.
In a much more urban environment, Echo Park Lake started out as a reservoir for drinking water in the 1860s. Today, however, it is a staple of the community. The lake offers over a dozen swan-shaped paddleboats to navigate it, while the park has plenty of picnic tables and BBQ pits for eating and a mile-long looping walking trail. However, neither of these parks are currently open to the public for their own wellbeing.
What You Can Do
It’s sad to have these parks closed, especially taking into account just how much local residents enjoy these places. It’s important to remember that these measures are being taken in order to protect the Los Angeles population from a worse outbreak than that we’ve had to experience so far. That doesn’t mean that you need to entrap yourself inside your own home. We have provided a guide on some ways to stay active during this time. Remember to stay safe throughout and to continue to practice social distancing.