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A Bicycle Ride Through Elysian Park

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, October 22, 2006, at 08:34PM
Elysian Park by Bicycle Eric Richardson [Flickr]

This evening I took off on my bike and rode through Elysian Park. I first rode through the park last May, but hadn't been back since. That's definitely my loss. The ride this evening reminded me just how much of a treasure the park is for Los Angeles.

Last week the three teams vying to design the new Los Angeles State Historic Park unveiled their designs. Field Operations, with Thom Mayne on its team, generated the most controversy by throwing out the design guidelines and suggesting an improbable plan to move Dodger Stadium to the planned park site and reclaim hundreds of acres in Chavez Ravine for Elysian Park.

That idea sounds unthinkable, until you're standing on Elysian Park Drive looking down on Dodger Stadium and the unthinkably large parking lots that surround it. Then, all of a sudden, it makes sense.

See the full set of photos from my ride.

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