#137: Ross Park

“I love my little neighborhood park.”

#5 in Sunset

7402 Ross Street

For Kids

C+



For Adults

C+



Design

C+



Atmosphere

C-



Final Score

21.53


Ross is essentially a “starter pack” of Vancouver parks: there’s a multi-purpose field to play soccer or baseball, a field house with a washroom, a wading pool that gets turned on less and less every year (and was completely shuttered in 2020 due to the pandemic, like a lot of them), and a playground that for most is perfectly acceptable but not particularly accessible, with a nice wooden theme and two different slides. 

The one thing that lifts Ross up, and is common in Sunset parks but rare in other neighbourhoods, is a decently large covered picnic area. 

There were even a few informal chairs when we visited, a nice example of how a community can add things to parks, and the importance of covered public spaces in the current environment. 

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