Love Echo Park history? Join us Sunday at the Echo Park Lotus Festival!

The Echo Park Historical Society will be back at Echo Park Lake on Sunday, July 14 for Day 2 of the 39th Annual Lotus Festival.

Look for our booth filled with historical photo displays just north of the lotus bed (near Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue).

Come meet fellow members and your Echo Park neighbors. We will be there from 11 am to 5 pm.

Echo Park Lake Walking Tour

In addition to our booth, EPHS member Dave Ptach will lead an Echo Park Lake Walking Tour on Sunday, July 14. The tour begins at 10 am and leaves from our booth.

The tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the renovations of Echo Park Lake.

This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included. (Bring a hat, water and sunscreen — it’s going to be hot!)

Free for EPHS members and $5.00 for non-members, the walking tours begin at the Echo Park Historical Society booth located inside the Lotus Festival. To RSVP email