#194: Valdez Park

“Unmemorable if not unnoticeable.”

#7 in Dunbar-Southlands

3210 West 22nd Avenue

For Kids


For Adults






Final Score


On the west side of the city, this is the only official off-leash dog park between Jericho Beach, Kits Beach, and King Edward, which might explain why Valdez Park is so busy with dogs all the time. 

As such, it Serves Its Purpose, which is a continuing theme of some of these lesser parks in Vancouver’s arsenal. But the off-leash area comprises the entire park (unlike most parks, where it would only occupy a section), meaning it’s not really hospitable to non-dog owners hoping for a quiet walk or picnic. And the lack of amenities or interesting design elements also limit its versatility. 

But at the end of the day, dogs need parks too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: