Council Approves Funding for Echo Park Lake Improvements

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Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell won unanimous support for a motion that will bring even more improvements to the wildly popular Echo Park Lake.

The City Council unanimously approved funding today that will go toward renovating the restroom facilities at the Lake, which were not part of the massive $45 million Prop O stormwater project.

“The restrooms at Echo Park Lake are woefully inadequate compared to the significant renovations that recently took place,” said O’Farrell. “This funding will help bring the restroom facilities up to a higher standard that is deserving of one of the most spectacular public spaces in all of Los Angeles.”

The work will include general improvements like repainting the interior, as well as improved lighting and security features.

Work already started with the installation of special lock that will lock automatically when the park is closed to the public, a safety benefit long asked for by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Council vote reallocates uncommitted Prop A funds from the Urban Impact Parks - Hollywood Recreation Center Redevelopment project to the Echo Park Lake Restroom Renovation project.

The Council approved $103,557 for the project. The work is expected to be completed later this year.

PHOTO CREDIT: William Ayala

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