It was close but looks like the paddle boats in Echo Park are here to stay thanks to some reshuffling of funds within the L.A. Recreation and Parks Department. For a bit there, the future looked bleak for the boats. Apparently $10 an hour for a boat ride doesn’t generate enough funds to maintain and operate this favorite summer pastime, even with the consistently long lines of would-be paddlers waiting to board.
But now those money troubles are all water under the bridge and the boathouse will be up and operating this summer through Labor Day — only on the weekends and during the holidays, noon to 6pm. Yay!
Echo Park Lake
751 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90026
Paddle Boat Operations (Weekends Only): (323) 640-6449
Amount: $10 for an hour, $7 for half hour