#5 in Fairview
2200 Laurel Street
Okay, not really a park so much as a short unique walking trail, Laurel Landbridge is still plenty interesting.
Connecting South False Creek with the Fairview neighbourhood to the south by way of an overpass across busy 6th Avenue, it was described as “the world’s most expensive flower pot” in The Vancouver Sun when it was built in the 1970s.
And really, it’s little more than a green walkway for 100 metres or so, but it’s a unique design, with rocks jutting out in the middle and enough of a winding path that makes it seem juuuust natural enough, a sort of mini NYC High Line. The plants on either side help block out some of the noise, but are open enough to provide unique views of the corridor.
Obviously there’s not much to do except walk from one side to the other, but the novelty of it is super enjoyable.