#129: Champlain Heights Park

“Older community center.”

#7 in Killarney

3351 Maquinna Drive

For Kids

B-



For Adults

C-



Design

C-



Atmosphere

C+



Final Score

22.36


From one of the most unique parks in the city to one of the most generic, Champlain Heights is another park surrounding a community centre with a playground and some all-purpose fields. 

The playground is average for 2020; two small slides and a tunnel bridge, on a raised sandbox that makes it less than accessible for all.   

However, a better playground with a fun dragon theme is at the bottom of the field, next to the school annex. The sharp incline down to the field provides a dramatic view of Everett Crowley Park to the south. 

The city has been promising an upgrade to the playground for a while now; that it’s been delayed for more than four years while more than a dozen parks in other parts of the city have gotten an upgrade might speak to the geographical inequities of Vancouver.

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