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MacArthur Park, Los Angeles

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MacArthur Park is a park in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.GeographyThe park is divided in two by Wilshire Boulevard. The southern portion primarily consists of a lake, while the northern half includes an amphitheatre, bandshell, soccer fields, and children's playground, along with a recreation center operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The bandshell was once home to many organizations and events, such as Jugaremos en Familia (a live event hosted by Memo Flores for the Hispanic community). MacArthur Park's bandshell has been recently renovated as the Levitt Pavilion and is once again the host of jazz, big band, salsa music, beat music, and world music concerts. Since reopening, it hosts at least 50 free concerts each summer between June and September.The lake in MacArthur Park is fed by natural springs (although an artificial bottom to the lake was laid during the construction of the Metro Red Line, opened in 1993). In the past, a fountain with a reflecting pool on the northern end was also fed by the springs. The Westlake/MacArthur Park Red Line station sits across the street.
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  • After lunch at a nearby deli, I wanted to take a walk around the MacArthur Park lake in a misguided attempt to indulge pangs of LA nostalgia. Sadly, what should be maintained as a neighborhood showpie...  more »
  • I'm loving this park, although he is not in good condition and not structural. Is in an area of poor people and druggies, unfortunately. People of God employs the word of God in place, with the Bible in hand; football players or other games also love and enjoy the space. It is sure that this park is also frequented by people of right. Authorities need to move, to improve the site! Note: 2.5 stars.
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  • Well it may not be melting in the dark anymore, but it has been neglected for many years, even though it's in the middle of the city. Was once full of drug dealers and a bit sinister. Could be gorgeou...  more »
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  • Definitely not for squeamish, clean freaks that find people scary. However if you have some confidence, this is a great place to photograph. This is really iconic Los Angeles with it's grit and beauty exposed. Also, not everything smells of urine. Be aware of your surroundings and you should be fine.
  • Great park. Very clean and nice. Looks very nature and lots of nice people walking around. Great location. I love visiting park at night, sometime I do yoga there. The best park in la.
  • Well no matter your race color sex sexual orientation religious belief or choice of poison MacArthur park does not discriminate. B.u.o.t bring your own tent.
  • Lively, fun and a little bit of danger! Historic area, large contingent of street vendors. Like Little Mexico
  • Ugly! The park is full of trash and homeless people. There is a lake full of waste. I didn't expect to finding such a bad landscape in LA.

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