#72: Cedar Cottage Park

“As with all parks/public spaces in our fair city, I only wish that there was a bit of shelter for enjoying these outdoor spaces a little more on those rainy west coast days.”

#6 in Kensington-Cedar Cottage

2650 Clark Drive

For Kids


For Adults






Final Score


Reopening in early October 2020 after extensive renovations, Cedar Cottage is a redesigned park done right. 

A brand-new playground includes two separate play structures for different ages, and a few different swings (traditional and disc-shaped) on a rubber surface. Gentle curves in the grass and big trees surrounding the path give it a lived-in feel. And a pair of basketball/pickleball courts reflect the type of sports Vancouverites play today, not what was in vogue 50 years ago. 

There’s a bit too much noise from Knight Street (there’s always a bit too much noise from Knight), and the lack of covered area reflects a continued stubbornness on the city to acknowledge that it rains five months straight in this neck of the woods, and a gazebo or dry patio area once in a while would be nice. 

Still. It’s a good upgrade in an area with plenty of young families, and a template worth following for smaller parks going forward. 

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