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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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  • Dove is really. But the stalls around the left plate and a lot of homeless people. Fetid, there is no such thing as no apparent view.
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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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  • What do you expect from a city who has given up and doesn't care about their homeless problem, majority of them at the park just trying to sleep and just exist in peace. Do Not come here if you do not like dealing with the real world and its problems. Not the cleanest but it's very nice,a must for those who enjoy nature who are in the area. Best times are in the morning, don't feed the ducks they will follow you and they'll get sick.
  • I think a lot of website descriptions give people the wrong expectation of MacArthur Park. It is not this gentrified early century reservoir for the city of Los Angeles. It holds a lot of history, but after all, it is in the middle of a major US city that carries with it all the things the major US cities have. With that said, if you are interested in a little nitty gritty scene, street vendors, a variety of cultures and an urban park, you will find this place interesting. I really enjoy the park and have not let the urban homeless scene turn me away from the positives the park has to offer. It is just a matter of perspective. If you want a polished, high end, strip with posh shops and expensive restaurants, Rodeo Drive is not far away.
  • i love this place. i go there to be by the lake and connect with nature, the animals, the earth... But because of the homeless rate skyrocketing in so cal the parks are so flooded with tents which kind of makes some ppl feel uncomfortable. It's like a campground there now. Hopefully the city can come up with a solution to resolve this problem soon. There has been tons of money dedicated to the resolution.
  • It's the other name of Downtown L.A. But the Park itself can be beautiful. I like going there in the morning. It's really beautiful.
  • Had a wonderful time seeing Alvarado street and checked in at the Starbucks for a frappe. Went with a friend and they had fun also

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