MacArthur Park
MacArthur Park
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Serena L
Saint Louis, MO1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Scary as fk. Do not go to this area!!!!!! I felt safer driving by skid row than this hell hole!!!!! Was on vacation and took a wrong turn, thanks Google maps. Rolled up the windows and locked the doors!!!!!
Written 12 June 2024
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Christopher
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The park is a blight on Los Angeles. The city should be ashamed. We went to fly a drone, as the park is one of the few unrestricted areas in the city where drone flight is easy. While we captured terrific video, the park is filthy. Trash everywhere. We saw one man walking with a bottle just drop it, shattering it. (A kid swept the broken glass off to the side with palm fronds.) The park is filled with the unhoused community, many of them drug addicts and/or mentally ill, exhibiting strange and frightening behavior. (It's much worse on the Wilshire/Alvarado side of the park.) Men urinate freely with no discretion. It's third world. Yet among the lunacy, there were some families, people relaxing, friends chatting, fishermen, Spanish preachers, and even a vendor selling balloons. While we didn't feel unsafe, we didn't feel like we could put our guards down either. We flew the drone and got out of there. It's too bad because from 400 feet in the air, it's a beautiful park.
Written 15 January 2024
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Claire W
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Stay away!Full of weirdos and lowlife not a good place.Rubbish everywhere .I was approached by a really pervy guy who propositioned me and I told him where to get off.
Written 22 December 2023
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FarAway49905234276
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We were looking forward to a walk around this lake, which has been used in many films such as 2012, unfortunately this did not happen.
We pulled up at the lake to be greeted with the sight of rubbish and homeless people everywhere. The grass and trees looked very worn out and uncared for. Rather than take a walk around the lake and park, we got straight back into our car and left.
Written 18 December 2023
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Haonan L
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
DONT EVEN GET NEAR THIS PARK AFTER 10PM!!! I live close by on Wilshire and they were druggies and zombies out on the streets near the park every night. I've had several encounters with them, and one time one of them punched my car while I was pulling into the garage. The park is packed with drug addicts, homeless people, and gang members. The city needs to do something about this park ASAP, as it is really getting worse our here lately.
Written 1 November 2023
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Kristina A
Santa Monica, CA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Solo
Lots of trash, birds feather, homeless and drugaddict looking people. It's not a place to go for a nice walk or to sit on a grass
Written 19 July 2023
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Eric Deizen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Have lived in LA all my life, have been there more times than I can remember. Location immortalized by Jimmy Webb & Richard Harris in 1968 in one of the greatest hit records ever made!
Written 1 July 2022
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Dinho S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
After finishing the remodeling PLEASE leave the fence to protect the park, already a bunch of homeless are getting ready to set their tents, HOMELESS should NOT be allowed to live on this park, churches that distribute meals must be sure to pick all trash before they leave since they are the reason why there is so much trash around, concrete benches should be removed and replaced by iron divided benches so they can not lay down and sleep on them
Written 10 February 2022
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Dean A
Sheffield, UK200 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
When I was here (Nov 2021) the southern side of the park - around the lake, was fenced off for redevelopment, which was well under way. There are problems here with the homeless community, but this is concentrated in one corner of the park. Generally it's quite a pleasant place with views to the downtown skyscapers.
Written 12 December 2021
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M T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Family
I felt like i was in a third world country as the poverty filled atmosphere littered with trash and homeless people experiencing some type of drug induced psychosis. Not safe at all and a smelly place. Such a shame for a place to be located in the USA. I come from Guam and yet the folks from the mainland think my home is barbaric and filled with ignorance.... what happened to their government? (Culture shock for me)
Written 23 June 2021
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