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MacArthur Park

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Address: 2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057-3117
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Would Be Nice Park If Just Maintained A Little Better

I grabbed some lunch across the street at Langer's and made my way over to sit in the park. It's small but offers a handful of places to sit. It's a pretty cool park. It's just... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Steve H
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New Jersey
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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very run down and now a tent land for homeless people all around it. Very degraded and needs major cleanup.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I grabbed some lunch across the street at Langer's and made my way over to sit in the park. It's small but offers a handful of places to sit. It's a pretty cool park. It's just not maintained all that well. Lotsa of trash and duck poo all over. The city really should work on cleaning things up a bit.... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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.

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 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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2 Thank Elizabeth L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 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.

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Thank marktS5189DV
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Reviewed 1 October 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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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.

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Thank Rubincain
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 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.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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 

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Thank John M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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 

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