Echo Park Urban Discovery

May 20, 2017

As the school year winds down, we return to our Urban Discovery events. These low key events give you a chance to explore interesting neighborhoods with some strategic navigation challenge.

The goal is to maximize your score within a set time limit by visiting the mapped control locations. Each location is worth a different point value based on difficulty and distance. Bonus points are available for completing certain control groups. Instead of punching physical controls, you answer simple multiple choice questions based on interesting city features that are visible at the control locations.

The map includes portions of Elysian Park and the surrounding Echo Park community. A nice combination of park, hilly residential areas, and flatter commercial areas. The zone scoring rules at this event bump up the strategic challenge.

We will have a mass start at 10:00am. Participants are welcome to start late, but may not be allowed the full time limit.

Link below is broken. To contact the event director email Clare Durand

The Los Angeles Orienteering Club Annual Meeting will be held at this event. Plan to stick around after your finish to hear what we're planning for the future and to vote for Board Members. Whether or not you are a club member, we encourage your participation.


Echo Park, Picnic Area 4 Elysian Park, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, May 20
9:00 am - 11:00 amScore-O: Registration Open
10:00 amScore-O: Mass start
12:30 pmScore-O: Course closing
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmLAOC Annual Meeting
Meet Director:Clare Durand
Course Setter:Scott Schmitz
Assistant Course Setter:
Location Details

Echo Park
Picnic Area 4 Elysian Park
Los Angeles, CA
Google Map

From Northbound US 101: Exit ""Glendale"", go straight at the signal. This is Echo Park Ave. Follow ECHO PARK AVE directions below.
From Southbound US 101: Exit ""Glendale"". Take Union Ave to Temple St, turn left. Take Temple St to Glendale Blvd, turn left. Go under the US 101 bridge to Bellevue Ave, turn right. At Echo Park Ave, turn left, continue as below.
ECHO PARK AVE: Take Echo Park Ave past Sunset Blvd to Scott Ave. and turn right on Scott Ave. At Stadium Way, turn left and continue past Academy Rd. then park in the lot.

From Northbound I-5: Exit "Stadium Way" actually Riverside Dr. Turn left. After going under the 5, turn left onto Stadium Way and follow STADIUM WAY directions below.
From Southbound I-5: exit Stadium Way and turn left onto Stadium Way and continue as below.
Follow STADIUM WAY towards Dodger Stadium. At Academy Rd, turn right, then right again into parking lot.

Watch for O-signs at Stadium Way and Academy Road and in the parking lot.
Course Details
Courses: 1 Hour, 2 Hours
Preregistration for this event is closed. Day-of-event registration will be available on site. Please contact the meet director if you are not preregistered but are bringing a large group.

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Required Waiver

Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

About LAOC

LAOC is a volunteer-run club promoting map navigation and enjoyment of the outdoors. Learn more here!

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