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MacArthur Park, Los Angeles

(2/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
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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  • A place that already seemed a paradise on Earth for 40 years; but still mystic and charming solid, if we walk by it; It is true that is full of contrasts: tents of homeless. The song performed by Donna Summer just increases our love for MacArthur Park
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  • I grabbed some lunch across the street at Langer's and made my way over to sit in the park. It's small but offers a handful of places to sit. It's a pretty cool park. It's just not maintained all that...  more »
  • The Mc Carthur Park is a large, beautiful park in downtown Los Angeles with a large pond, fountains and monuments.
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  • I visited here during the anti-trump protest post his election for the express reason of getting to see people at their worst believing they are doing their best and enjoying the chuckle that would surly follow. MacArthur Park was well equipped with the necessary space and amenities it took to carry all these bolt-cutters along on their journey to be heard that morning, all ten thousand of them. Which says alot about a park that can handle that many counter-culture individuals ontop of the usual bunch of dope dealers and crack heads milling about. Oh and this park was mentioned on the movie Training Day for anyone who likes a bit of Hollywood nostalgia to mix up their thought a bit.
  • This park has all the potencial to be a great place for kids and families, but city let all these homeless people to live there. I've seen them pee on the street and more. It is really sad to see that not even police care about littering, higiene and the well being of tax payer citizen living around it. There is a school on 7th St, and this the sight kids see every morning on they way to school. I just wonder what message we are passing on to them...
  • What A Big Protest Against Donald J. Trump! Believe it or Not, I did Vote For Hillary Rodham Clinton who sadly did Not Win! However, I had to cover this Very Special And/Or Historic Event and so Anthony DeGoede and myself (Howard Paul Shore) arrived to Macarthur Park back on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at around 10:00 a.m. to walk with the crowd, take pictures, mingle, exchange ideas, etc. on What To Do Next? This was probably the largest protest that I have ever attended and so we All walked from Macarthur Park down to the Federal Building Located at: 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 which was 3.2 miles. It was quite a long walk, but well worth it! There were thousands of people bearing thousands of different signs showing their feelings, emotions, opinions, freedoms of speech, etc. from all walks of life and backgrounds as well! We did Not have a sign, but there were more than enough signs to make up for it! Yes, I did take plenty of pictures and enclosed in the attachments, please find several pictures that I have taken for your review and further reference. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Anthony DeGoede Walkers, Protesters, Writers And Promoters /HPS
  • This park is asome i like i want there want i was in 6 grade in LA Academy middle school it asome they have party nice tree and concert hall and is cool and i like so much ok
  • Very historic place has a great view of the city and plenty of ducks and squirrels