#198: Kerrisdale Park

“This ‘park’ is next to a school.”

#3 in Shaughnessy

5670 East Boulevard

For Kids

D-



For Adults

D+



Design

D+



Atmosphere

D+



Final Score

14.67


Another plot of land next to a school that exists mostly for the purpose of excess green space, from Kerrisdale Park you can see the Cyclone Taylor Arena and Point Grey Secondary School, both of which teem with heritage. You can also see an excellent track facility belonging to the school, and you’re just a stone’s throw from 41st Avenue and the heart of Kerrisdale.

All well and good. In Kerrisdale Park itself though?

Well, you can play baseball. And you can watch people play baseball. And if you head to the park’s far east side you can get up on a hill and enjoy some shade, whether or not you’re watching baseball. 

There’s a whole discussion of Vancouver’s growth coinciding with baseball being the biggest sport in America, and how that may have influenced our baseball-rich but basketball-poor park architecture throughout the city, but that’s for another time. 

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