“I love my little neighborhood park.”
#5 in Sunset
7402 Ross Street
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.