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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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  • August 4, 2017
    Our uber driver warned us to be careful here, we kept clear of the numerous homeless and the park isn't in great condition and garbage but OK for a walk. We quickly went to the Metro station located h...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    Super nice park!lots of shady and crazy people who smoke crystal meth.we met a homeless Mexican on meth.he showed us around the neighbourhood.a funny guy :)after an hour of guiding us, he pulled out a...  more »
  • May 30, 2017
    In the years 60 and 70, when Jimmy Webb did the song, MacArthur square was a beautiful gem in Los Angeles, where mothers took the kids for a walk and play, people were dating, musicians played and sang. Currently, completely abandoned, dirty, full of indigent, in front of a subway station with dozens of street vendors on the sidewalk. Unfortunately, lost the charm and the charm. Need a great reform and policing to be cinematic!
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  • April 14, 2017
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • May 25, 2017
    Lively, fun and a little bit of danger! Historic area, large contingent of street vendors. Like Little Mexico
  • July 7, 2017
    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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