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$20M makeover would bring a boathouse, other improvements to MacArthur Park

But is it a pie in the sky plan? MacArthur Park, which sits on either side of Wilshire, just west of Alvarado in Westlake, is in line for a big makeover, but there will be some bumps on the road to a total transformation. MacArthur Park was once the jewel of Los Angeles park, but even in its earliest days, it was a place that attracted trouble, including suicides. "For a time, whenever anyone went missing in Los Angeles, the first impulse was to check the lake," wrote Los Angeles magazine last October.
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