Depending on how long you’ve been in Los Angeles when you hear the name, Echo Park, it’ll either send chills down your spine or make you feel like you’re getting a warm homegrown hug. The legend of how Echo Park got its name begins in the early 1890’s when the first superintendent of the newly formed Los Angeles Department of Parks stood at the water’s edge of what is now known as, Echo Park Lake, to admire the completed work. Allegedly, a breeze carrying the voices of the workers who had been hired to turn the water-filled ditch into a proper park, passed the superintendent’s ears as he contemplated the project. Inspired by the lingering echoes, Joseph Henry Tomlinson decided to name the park he was creating, Echo Park.
By the time Echo Park opened the City of Los Angeles was home to more than 130,000 people. Since the day the park officially opened it has been considered a dreamer’s paradise where Angelinos find respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown life. In the 1970’s Echo Park entered the beginning stages of what would become a steep decline lasting decades. The once peaceful escape known for lakeside ambiance gave way to turf wars between gangs like the Echo Park Locos, Diamond Street Locos, Frogtown, The Head Hunters, Big Top Locos, and The Crazies. Their influence on the neighborhood over the last half-century includes a mile long list of violent crimes and even a graffiti tagging war that lasted for years.
With the arrival of the new millennium and the millennials who came with it, the movement known as gentrification was the first sign of light seen in the Echo Park tunnel for a long time. Today the area has been in what residents refer to as a state of half-gentrification, making it a safer, more modern neighborhood with just enough urban flare to keep things exciting. The arrival of trendy coffee shops, boutiques, yoga studios and other hipster drawing joints forced many of the neighborhoods deeply rooted gangs to transplant elsewhere.Bringing Echo Park back into the socially relevant limelight and even being named “The Greatest Neighborhood in Los Angeles” by L.A. Weekly.
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