#232: Minipark @ Nicola & Pendrell

#15 in West End


For Kids

F



For Adults

D-



Design

D



Atmosphere

C-



Final Score

8.76


A second group of miniparks were implemented in the West End in 1980, following the first ones west of Denman in the 1970s, including this one.

At the time, objections included that they would increase crime, and be a “bandaid solution” to traffic problems. There was a drinking fountain at this park, but it was removed “after neighbours complained it had become a gathering place for prostitutes and transients,” according to the Vancouver Sun. 

That political controversy decades past, the minipark is one of the more cramped and less interesting ones in the West End, though it does pass by the Beaufort Mansions and its delight Tudor architecture from the 1930s. 

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