#227: Minipark @ Broughton & Nelson

#11 in West End


For Kids

F



For Adults

D



Design

D+



Atmosphere

D+



Final Score

10.75


We’ve covered most of the complaints that were brought against the miniparks in the 1970s and 80s, but there was a particular one reported by The Vancouver Sun in 1982. While most would identify the park as being next to the longtime home of Gordon Neighbourhood House, at the time it was the only minipark to be built facing single-family homes. 

There was originally a plan for swings and climbing bars at this park — but “the committee decided to abandon plans … after area residents protested that it would create unnecessary noise and attract too many children to the site.” 

So, there’s that. 

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