"MacArthur Park supposedly nice, but could use more improvements. Maybe check it out."
While you are in LA, you might as well check out W. 7th St. It runs right by MacArthur Park. There have been supposed improvements with cleaning up this park due to many homeless people living in the park and a lot of trash around, but when I went there in 2008, it seemed as if they did not begin to clean up the mess yet. MacArthur Park can be described as the "Central Park" of LA. It includes a small lake and everything. Aside from the park, W. 7th St. is a city street just outside of downtown LA.