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MacArthur Park

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Address: 2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057-3117
Phone Number: 213-368-0520
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. . ..needs the attention Echo park lake got

Grabbed food from a food truck at the end of Ciclavia at MacArthur Park. the City of LA cleaned up Echo Park and made it a much nicer place , this place should be next in line... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here more as something to do with seeing something similar to it in GTA and I was going to Hollywood on Metro Line so I thought I'll see it in person. Basically something for every sense but not really in a positive way. I was there about 15 minutes to get a few pictures and then left.

Thank SkyCommander
Marina del Rey, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It is really sad that MacArthur Park is such a dump, but it is. Stay away. It has a lake which has been cleaned. There are little boats that you can rent for the small lake. You can bring lunch and picnic under a tree. It all sounds so lovely. While you are there you can also get meth, coke,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Grabbed food from a food truck at the end of Ciclavia at MacArthur Park. the City of LA cleaned up Echo Park and made it a much nicer place , this place should be next in line. Wouldn't have stopped here if not for Ciclavia.

Thank marktS5189DV
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Lived by MacArthur for a while now and it still takes some time getting use to it. Pros- nice track around the lake for exercising purposes, ducks and pigeons to fill your hearts content, 99 cents storr, mickie d, yoshinoya, langers across the street if you want to snack before chilling, nice geyser in middle of lake, and depending on... More 

1 Thank Jane B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The lake was filled with giant beachballs when we got there which was a fantastic sight to see. Unfortunately we did not feel safe and the smell was pretty bad.

Thank Rubincain
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

If you have some time to kill and are crossing through the area, make a quick stop to see the spheres at the lake. The park has a lot of homeless and it feels a little decayed.

Thank MTorre
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Iconic and famously in the song MacArthur Park is not in the best shape these days. The surrounding area is run down a bit and a lot of people seem to live and sleep around the park. It is also full of brightly coloured large ballon like orbs which move around with the breeze, these are a spectacle in their... More 

Thank John M
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

They cleaned up the park for the Spheres of MacArthur Park Exhibit. Worth seeing. It is usually a hang out for the homeless. It's so good to see the old park with a new look. It looks like a lake full of beach balls with flowers painted on them. I like the flowers though.Take pictures! It's so colorful! I see... More 

Thank teresa w
La Canada, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The recent art installation of MacArthur Park brought us out this morning to see it and the surrounding area. I have lived in Los Angles all my life. Even though something is right in our back yard we should not overlook it. Get out and see your city. AND when there is something special, like an art installation, go visit... More 

Thank Pamela S
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The park STINKS ! Bird craps, human feces, beer bottles, garbage pile, trash bags you can find them everywhere. This park was neglected . The Life size statue of Gen D MacArthur ( hero of the Pacific War ) is so dirty. Water is colored black because of the litter that polluted it. I want to rate this as negative... More 

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