#86: Glen Park

“Nice quaint little park.”

#9 in Kensington-Cedar Cottage

3999 Glen Drive

For Kids

B



For Adults

C



Design

B-



Atmosphere

C+



Final Score

25.80


Established in 1930, Glen is one of the older parks in Vancouver, but one without much fanfare — no newspaper notices when it opened, few amenities or upgrades in its history, just a quiet park with a playground and a basketball court in the middle of an east side neighbourhood. 

The playground has a lot going for it though: a large sandy area with multiple slides, separate play structures for different ages, and a zip line. And the park is right next to the street, but the classic Vancouver motif of large trees overhanging a quiet neighbourhood street gives extra character and serenity to the area. The field is dotted by a number of tall trees, ideal for quiet contemplation or hide and seek, giving it a feel far from the big city. 

A blessing for any neighbourhood, really.

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