Downtown Los Angeles Area Parks

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on a nearby park to go have a picnic at or for a quick morning jog. Below are a few parks located in or around downtown LA that are a perfect fit:

Echo Park 

(15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)

This park features a mile long loop around a lake with 3 large fountains. Paddle-boating and trendy restaurants on nearby Sunset Blvd. make this park a very popular destination for locals.

Vista Hermosa Park

(7 minute walk or 3 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)

The Downtown area's newest park features jogging trails, green spaces for picnics and stunning views on the downtown skyline.

Los Angeles State Historic Park

(10 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)

Covering 32 acres of open space on the edge of downtown near Chinatown this park is the perfect for for a jog or taking photos of the downtown skyline.

Elysian Park

(7 minute drive from Jerry's Motel)

This park is the second largest in Los Angeles at nearly 600 acres in size. Elysian retains much of its natural chaparral, a landscaped crisscrossed with hiking trails and a central picnic area with barbecue pits and children's play areas.