It’s the type of modern mix of green space, glass towers and ocean people associate with Vancouverism.
Go to Creekside, and you’ll understand a little bit why this city entrances — and why this exact spot was designed as one of its main selling points.
If Harbour Green feels like a weird whiplash of things in a single park, well, Vancouver is a weird whiplash of a city.
The most confusing thing about CRAB park are the pictures of crabs in the spay park.
There’s an uneasy tension in a park that caters both to families with school children, but also some of the most marginalized folks in society.
What we can say is Sun Yat-Sen Garden is an incredibly peaceful place to be.
You probably know it more as “that quirky park under Cambie Street Bridge”, but Coopers’ — named for the barrel-making industry that flourished in this area in early Vancouver — has more than just a fun backstory.
It’s a slightly above-average generic downtown park, the sort you would fully expect to see in any large metropolis
But while it’s fair to say the 1990s dreams for the neighbourhood didn’t pan out, the park right in the middle — funded through one of those newfangled development contributions — hit the mark.
It’s not that George Wainborn is bad. It’s just a little underdeveloped for what should be a signature waterfront park across from Granville Island.