#171: Heather Park

“you’re better off walking 2 minutes down the street to douglas park.”

#3 in South Cambie

702 West 18th Avenue

For Kids

D+



For Adults

C



Design

C+



Atmosphere

D



Final Score

19.3


You know how some schools have “annexes”, that are sort of its own thing, but also clearly connected to something bigger? 

Heather Park feels a little bit like that. Just one block north of the incredibly large and popular Douglas Park, Heather has four tennis courts (presumably because Douglas has zero) and a small field used as an unofficial dog area (presumably because Douglas’ fields are very sports-oriented). 

Two tiny springy swings in the shape of a duck sit under a tree; no need for anything more given the magnificent playground at Douglas. 

Heather is often fairly busy though, a solid example of how a park can become quite popular if it fills two or three core needs very well. 

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