Exploring the East Side: Fun in Frogtown

Frogtown has been an “up and coming” neighborhood in Los Angeles, becoming an extension of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and Atwater Village.

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There are many ways to explore Frogtown, with big named artist studios and architectural firms moving in. If you haven’t heard much about this changing neighborhood you are not alone. Situated between the L.A. River and the Golden State Freeway, behind Silver Lake you will find warehouses, an eclectic community of homes, restaurants, cafes and much more

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Originally named Elysian Valley, it became to be known as Frogtown in honor of the amphibians that would take over the streets during the rain. Frogtown is not the hidden enclave it once was. With a collection of art and performance spaces, The Frogtown Artwalk, the newly tranformed Marsh Park, Kayaking, and part of the LA River bike path it’s more or less become an extension of nearby Echo Park and Silver Lake.

Wild Life along The Los Angeles River near Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and Atwater. In the summer months you can sign up for a kayaking and bike riding trip. I loved it, especially when I was the first one in the group to fall into the river and embarrass my son.

Wild Life along The Los Angeles River near Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz and Atwater. In the summer months you can sign up for a kayaking and bike riding trip. I loved it, especially when I was the first one in the group to fall into the river and embarrass my son.