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Echo Park Lake is released from rehab: From toxic bummer to wildlife gem in 2 short years

Echo Park Lake

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After a two-year and $45-million rehabilitation, Echo Park Lake will reopen on June 15, 2013.

Echo Park Lake

Todd Johnson/KPCC

After a two-year and $45-million rehabilitation, Echo Park Lake will reopen on June 15, 2013.


The Eastsider LA reports that Echo Park Lake has been "unwrapped," as sections of green construction screen are taken down after a two-year, $45-million rehabilitation effort.  

The removal of the screen near the corner of Echo Park and Park avenues revealed a vista of the lake, bridge and golf-course green lawns... Expect that chain link fence to come down soon.

Echo Park Lake will have its grand reopening on June 15. Echo Park Now reports it will take crews a few days to fully remove the fence.

RELATED: The lotus, the lake and the people are back at Echo Park Lake (Photos)

A ceremony is set for Saturday, hosted by Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, the Department of Rec and Parks and the Bureau of Engineering. The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Logan Street and Park Avenue.

Will Maria the goose be there to greet us?! KPCC Off-Ramp Producer Kevin Ferguson met with the honking creature and has that story for you, here.

 

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