“Love the name!”
#9 in Mount Pleasant
266 East 15th Avenue
A small park that opened in 1986, Tea Swamp’s name comes from the wild labrador tea that flourished around the giant bog that used to sit around 17th and Sophia.
A rudimentary climbing-based playground is on the north side. There’s a lovely sitting area on the south side, full of benches and large rocks and grass.
And there’s a bit of a mini-amphitheatre leading out to the street, providing an interesting integration with the neighbourhood, but the concept is half-baked and the curved back to the stage isn’t actually covered (a continued issue in Vancouver parks).
That’s about it, and the area is a bit too exposed to traffic to truly be a hidden gem.
Still a cute space in a small area.