Great Los Angeles Walk to Pass Through 'Dena

Published : Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 4:44 AM

For the first time since 2014, the Great Los Angeles Walk will waltz its way through a detour that takes it through Pasadena.

The walk was founded 14 years ago by writer Michael Schneider as a way of delighting in all Los Angeles has to offer from something other than a car windshield.

Organizers said they’re mixing things up this year with a focus on the iconic byways of Colorado Boulevard and Figueroa Street.

The Nov. 23 passage will start in Arcadia County Parks War Memorial Fountain at 9 a.m., on its way through Pasadena via Colorado Boulevard, the Colorado Street Bridge, and down Figueroa Street on its way to Highland Park along a route chosen to highlight Santa Anita Racetrack and traces of Route 66.

It’ll cross over the river and past the Los Angeles State Historic Park into Chinatown, then near El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument on to the final destination: Grand Park and Los Angeles City Hall.

The starting point is near a Metro Gold Line station, and the end point is also transit-friendly. This will end in downtown, which will already be decked out for the holidays. From there, walkers will celebrate at a downtown location to be announced later.

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