A new app releasing in April will guide you through historical points of interest as you walk through Northeast Los Angeles.
LASHP Trails is meant to encourage pedestrian and biking activities by taking an interactive narrative approach. As you walk along a hiking path, you'll get information about a site's history as well as other "themes" like transportation, nature, and urban development - including future developments. The app is being released by Interpretive Media Laboratory (IMLab), a partnership between UCLA and California State Parks.
The first wave of trails in the app will include quite a few around Elysian Park as well as a couple of Downtown routes. More advanced versions of the app will be released over time, with plans to include fitness tracking, social media links, and more.
We're looking forward to exploring Elysian Park and Echo Park with the app next month!