Elysian Heights is a neighborhood within Echo Park in Los Angeles, California, in the United States. It is part of the Echo Park – Elysian Park area. Before the Glendale Freeway was built, it was also part of the neighborhood known as Edendale. Elysian Heights is served by Elysian Heights Elementary school. The author Beverly Mason was principal there for many years, and Toshi Ito, the mother of noted judge Lance Ito, taught kindergarten and 1st grade there for many years as well.