The rides in Playland, slides in Slidey Slide Park, slot machines at the race track and fish in the Sanctuary have no real theme connecting them. Except for the fact that they’re all part of the evolution of Hastings — and in their own way, part of the evolution of Vancouver.
And in many ways, all of New Brighton is East Vancouver’s version of Kits Beach: less busy, less celebrated, slightly grittier but nearly as beloved.
In short, nothing about Burrard View Park is great. But everything about it is good.
Some parks you look at and wonder where they got their name. Sunrise offers no such surprises.
There are 35 parks in the City of Vancouver with a washroom and a big field you can play soccer or baseball on — and of those, Clinton is right around the middle.
Come with a nine-iron and a sense of patience for a good walk spoiled, and Rupert is a solid par, perhaps even a birdie.
Callister is a nice park but fairly generic, the type we’ve mentioned a few times. So let’s do some more history time, because Callister has plenty.
If we were ranking parks solely for children, Kaslo would be around #35. But the rest of the park is fairly pedestrian.
Adanac Park is another one of our neverending “fields+playground+washroom” parks in this fair city, with a couple things that make it somewhat noteworthy.
It’s a unique peaceful park that achieves what it’s trying to do, and must be lovely for those working or living nearby for a quiet lunch spot.