Why the area is a separate park seems to be somewhat of a mystery, perhaps designated as such because it links Fraserview Golf Course with Champlain Heights Park, but no matter: it’s a nice walk amongst the trees.
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#232: Minipark @ Chilco & Comox
It is hard to make the case that one should “visit” any of the miniparks, but they are pleasant enough for the neighbourhood.
#233: Minipark @ Cardero & Burnaby
The plus of this minipark is the buildings don’t infringe on the path quite as dramatically, giving a little more sunlight and a little more room for benches.
#234: Minipark @ Nicola & Pendrell
#232: Minipark @ Nicola & Pendrell
#235: Yaletown Park
One has so many questions when visiting Yaletown Park. Most of them begin with “why?”
#236: Foster Park
Once upon a time, this small park had an old wooden playground to entice families, but now it’s just a small lawn with no amenities, functioning more as a bike path along Foster Avenue than anything else.
#237: Pocket Park
Much of the the city’s Olympic Village is well designed and eagerly celebrated, but there are two pieces of land overseen by the Park Board that are barely parks and hard to spot unless you live in the area.
#238: Park Site on Trafalgar
It has existed there since at least 1973, and is no doubt enjoyed by people living immediately next to it, but serves no further purpose.
#239: Minipark @ Gilford & Haro
Even the most average parks provide some benefits.
#239: Park Site on Blenheim
Any sense of mysterious wonder that the park could attain, as perhaps a mysterious forested area in the middle of the city, is mitigated by being surrounded by two very large homes.