#222: Minipark @ Jervis & Burnaby

#10 in West End


For Kids

F



For Adults

D



Design

C



Atmosphere

D+



Final Score

11.54


There were lots of small sagas during the great 1980s West End minipark debate: some property owners complained it would cost them an extra $5 a month, people in favour of the parks accused council of constantly dragging their heels, at one point different churches got into a skirmish when a large one complained the miniparks could prevent proper fire access.

Debates around the role of parks never stop in Vancouver, their locations just move — today the Jervis and Burnaby minipark is innocuous, but it has a number of nice benches, some pleasant overhanging trees, and on a sunny day a view of English Bay.

And really, isn’t that enough?

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