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Echo Park Gets a Park! Construction Begins in a Few Weeks

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We are so into this: our sister Curbed LA reveals that a half-acre green space is headed to Echo Park, just south of Temple Street and Glendale Boulevard. The public garden will reportedly cost around $2.2 million to create, and construction begins in the next few weeks.

Per the floor plan above, the new park's perks will include two play areas, boulder seating and a freakin' waterfall. Similar to DTLA's parklets initiative, this is a much-needed move that will benefit the community, especially since it's set "within a half-mile of 17,000 residents." (The spot will also be a great place to chill in-between Echo Park shopping excursions, too.)
· A Half-Acre Park with Waterfall Headed for Echo Park South [Curbed LA]
· Shop Clare Vivier, More Indie Makers at the Echo Park Craft Fair [Racked]