MacArthur Park

Establishment

Start

1863 - 2013

The Park was established in 1863 as Westlake Park.

Vacation Destination

1890

During the 1890s the park became a vacation destination surrounded by luxury hotels.

Park is renamed

1942

The park is renamed from Westlake Park.

Drained

1973

Los Angeles officials drained the park’s lake for the first time.

Violence is known

1985 - 1990

During these years the park became known as an area violence, drug-dealing, shootings.

Metro is build

1993 - 2013

The metro red line is build.

Revitalization

2002

The Los Angeles Police Department, businesses and the community planned a revitalization to install surveillance, opening of a recreation center and better business for the area.

May Day

2007

A rally calling for U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Levitt Pavilion

2007

Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur park opened where free concerts were provided during the summer.