#197: Grimmett Park

“It’s a children’s park and less of an actual park park.”

#8 in Riley Park

169 East 19th Avenue

For Kids

C



For Adults

D



Design

C-



Atmosphere

D+



Final Score

14.88


For a park that neighbourhood residents fought to make reality in the 1990s — it was land donated by a citizen explicitly for a park, but for decades was 95% concrete and a private lawn bowling club — Grimmett is surprisingly sparse. 

A rudimentary playground sits next to a) a tiny hill, b) a mysterious cement holding pen too small for ball hockey, and c) a patch of grass too small for sports, but too close to the road to allow real serenity.

It’s fine enough for the community. Unless you live mere blocks away though, seek refuge elsewhere.

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