LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Echo Park Lake and Lake Balboa Park are now home to some giant white swans.
For at least the next five years, visitors will have the chance to take a ride on the popular L.A. lakes in swan-shaped pedal boats.READ MORE: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese Killed In Lakewood Crash
Some park-goers told CBS2’s Jo Kwon that the boats make for a romantic date idea.READ MORE: Video Released: Armed Man Attempts To Steal Phone In Culver City
However, some locals disagree, writing into a local radio station saying the swans would intrude on the beauty of the lakes.
Riders, who have to wear a safety vest while on the pedal boats, can rent the swans year-round, seven days a week from 9 a.m. until sunset.MORE NEWS: House Passes Equality Act, Bolstering Legal Protections For LGBTQ Americans
The ride costs $11 for adults $6 for kids.