Aside from being a helpful off-leash dog area, it’s objectively not the greatest use of such a large waterfront space.
The benches all face the ocean and provide a wonderful view of Lions Gate Bridge and the north shore.
If you enjoy looking at giant shipping containers with mountains as a backdrop, this is probably the superior choice among the Wall Street pocket parks.
To call it a “park” is a stretch. It’s mostly a small collection of short, somewhat patchy trails that connect with the Trans-Canada Trail and Burnaby’s Montrose Park.
The unique pedestrian and cycling path is helpful, and is certainly an upgrade over the gravel parking lot that used to sit there.
There’s a little path that surrounds the park, and a couple of benches and a water fountain, but it’s too small to do anything and the view of the port is much the same as you’ll see in other parks.
“There’s no Portside View so the title is pretty misleading.”
The problems that plague the park aren’t exactly fixable, but it still serves its purpose for people living nearby adequately enough.
As the west side of Vancouver has the Point Grey miniparks, the east side has the Wall Street ones — small waterfront green spaces for the enjoyment of the public.
With so many parks in the city, it’s inevitable that some of them will need more TLC than others, but it’s particularly noticeable at Thunderbird Park, where exposed rust permeates through the 1980s play structure