In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles, in the early evening light

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

Located close to Sunset Boulevard in LA’s Eastside can be found the lovely Echo Park, a small public space dominated by a large lake.

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

The lake in Echo Park has been around since 1860 and was originally used as a drinking water reservoir, and then as a recreational park with canoes and fishing.

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

Today you can hire a pedal boat shaped like an oversized swan and slosh around the large central fountain.

In the background you can see the downtown Los Angeles skyline.

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

There’s lot of little food and clothes stalls scattered around the park.

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

Standing on a small peninsula is this striking statue, known locally as the Lady Of The Lake.

Sculpted in the Art Deco style by artist Ada Mae Sharpless, the statue’s official name is “Nuestra Reina de Los Angeles” (Queen of the Angels), and was given as a gift to the city of Los Angeles in 1935. Read more here.

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

In photos: Echo Park, Los Angeles in the dying light of day

More details about the park

Echo Park Lake
Los Angeles, CA 90026