“This park is a great example of a successful, multi-use space.”
#5 in Kitsilano
2390 West 10th Avenue
While Oak Meadows is unlike most parks in Vancouver, Connaught is like a bunch of them: a big old flat field next to a community centre, with a playground and washroom in between. Hoo. Ray.
All neighbourhoods in the city have one of these parks, yet Connaught is among the best for a few reasons. One is the old school clubhouse operated by a rugby team, a great meandering building erected in 1925, right at the middle of the park, full of memories and character for generations of Kitsilano residents.
There are other little additions, like a good walking path that breaks up the sprawling green space, one of the rare cricket pitches in the city, stout oak trees lining the south side of the park, and a new splash pad for kids.
It may be similar to a lot of large green spaces in the city, but it all adds up to a park that feels well-used, well-loved, and enjoyed for many different reasons. And isn’t that all one can ask for?