Sandwiched between rapidly gentrifying areas, this troubled but historic Westlake park is worth visiting at least once. It's home to the Levitt Pavilion, a summertime band shell, as well as the recently installed "Sphere," a community-made art installation that features 2,000 painted orbs floating on the lake's surface. Come back after CicLAvia for a pastrami sandwich at Langer's, which unfortunately is closed on Sundays.
CicLAvia returns to its roots during this month's Heart of LA event. The six-mile Downtown LA route should feel familiar to CicLAvia vets: spurs from Westlake, Chinatown and Boyle Heights meet up in Grand Park. Get to know Downtown LA a little better with a stop at these noteworthy things to see and do along the CicLAvia Heart of LA route.
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The CicLAvia Heart of LA route