Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #20-11

#20: English Bay Beach “It’s packed don’t come here.” #3 in West End 1700 Beach Avenue For Kids C For Adults A Design B Atmosphere A+ Final Score 31.00 Sure, you could describe English Bay Beach, but what would be the point?  It’s sort of like describing the Eiffel Tower to people living in ParisContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #20-11”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #30-21

#30: Oak Park “Pretty much the Cadillac of city parks.” #1 in Marpole 900 West 59th Avenue For Kids A For Adults B+ Design B- Atmosphere C+ Final Score 29.70 Some parks get a good score because of how they feel, and some parks accumulate a good score because of the amount of things theyContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #30-21”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #40-31

#40: Harbour Green Park “There is never a dull moment in this park.” #3 in Downtown 1199 West Cordova Street For Kids C- For Adults B Design A Atmosphere A Final Score 29.00 “There are 39 great parks in Vancouver” is a bold and silly claim to make, but this is a bold and sillyContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #40-31”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #50-41

#50: Granville Island Water Park “It might just be the best water park in Vancouver but it’s not always packed which is great.” #2 in Fairview 1348 Cartwright Street For Kids A+ For Adults D+ Design B Atmosphere B+ Final Score 28.50 For a while it was branded as “the biggest free water park inContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #50-41”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #60-51

#60: 6th and Fir Park “Awesome little playground packed full of equipment that will appeal to kids, big or small.” #3 in Fairview 1600 West 6th Avenue For Kids B For Adults C+ Design B Atmosphere B Final Score 27.57 Why does such a good park have such a boring name? To make a longContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #60-51”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #70-61

#70: Emery Barnes Park “For a small City park it sure is well designed.” #8 in Downtown 1170 Richards Street For Kids B For Adults B- Design B Atmosphere C Final Score 27.03 Like many parts of Vancouver’s growth over the last 140 years, the people came to Yaletown before the amenities were fully there. Continue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #70-61”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #80-71

#80: Kingcrest Park “It’s never really full which is perfect.” #8 in Kensington-Cedar Cottage 4150 Knight Street For Kids B- For Adults C+ Design C+ Atmosphere B- Final Score 26.50 There are three distinct elements to Kingcrest Park: a quiet sloping green space and community garden ideal for quiet hangouts, a playground intended for smallerContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #80-71”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #90-81

#90: Callister Park “It was a nice park to be stuck in traffic beside.” #7 in Hastings-Sunrise 2875 Oxford Street For Kids C+ For Adults C+ Design B- Atmosphere C+ Final Score 25.78 Callister is a nice park but fairly generic, the type we’ve mentioned a few times, with basic amenities but small design touchesContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #90-81”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #100-91

#100: Trillium Park “Most people don’t know it exist. It is with hesitation that I review it for this reason!” #2 in Strathcona 600 National Avenue For Kids B- For Adults C+ Design C+ Atmosphere C Final Score 24.85 Trillium is the rare park that evolved in spite of community desires: there was pushback againstContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #100-91”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #120-111

#120: William Mackie Park “Kids need better slides and swings.” #4 in Marpole 1592 West 71st Avenue For Kids C For Adults C Design C+ Atmosphere B- Final Score 23.30 Continuing our tour of some of the city’s smaller parks, William Mackie is a small space in a sedate area in the far southwest ofContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #120-111”