Construction Schedule
Summer 2011 through Spring 2013

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This Prop O project is being implemented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering, in collaboration with the Bureau of Sanitation and the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Echo Park Lake –
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After a two-year rehabilitation project, the park is now being enjoyed once more by the public.

Echo Park Lake has been rehabilitated to help remedy stormwater pollution, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community an improved and more sustainable lake to enjoy.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works would like to thank Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff, Council District 13, the Department of Recreation & Parks, the construction contractor, Ford E.C., Inc., the designer, Black & Veatch, and especially the residents of Echo Park Lake for their assistance and cooperation.

About the Echo Park
Rehabilitation Project

In 2006, Echo Park Lake was identified by the State of California as an impaired water body. The lake was originally built in the 1860s as a reservoir for drinking water. Today Echo Park Lake is a Los Angeles icon that functions primarily as a detention basin in the City’s storm drain system, while providing recreational benefits and wildlife habitat. Echo Park Lake also plays host to community events, such as the Lotus Festival at Echo Park.

The City of Los Angeles will rehabilitate Echo Park Lake to remedy its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community an improved and more sustainable lake to enjoy.

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works project team is committed to keeping the community updated on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation project. We encourage you to bookmark this page, and tell your neighbors about it! It’s the easiest way to know what’s going on with the City’s plans to improve and beautify the lake. You can also submit your questions about the lake improvements to the project team at bpw.pao@lacity.org. We will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible.

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