It provides some benches and shade, but otherwise is tremendously underutilized.
There’s a picture of a globe in the middle; a sign of the city’s worldly ambition in the 1980s, with the politics of the park being a product of a land swap with a developer long forgotten.
It’s an interesting place to wait while you pick someone up from the community centre.
The lack of amenities and small size means it is rarely used — perhaps emblematic of our continued ability to raise up symbols, and then move on without further work done.
One has so many questions when visiting Yaletown Park. Most of them begin with “why?”