Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #110-101

#110: Kaslo Park “Great new playground” #8 in Hastings-Sunrise 2851 East 7th Avenue For Kids B+ For Adults C- Design C+ Atmosphere C Final Score 24.15 A quirky park just off Renfew and 7th, Kaslo consists of a giant hill, tennis courts and playground, in a quiet area of East Van next to a co-op. Continue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #110-101”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #130-121

#130: Barclay Heritage Square “A bit like walking back in time.” #6 in West End 1433 Barclay Street For Kids D+ For Adults C+ Design C+ Atmosphere C+ Final Score 22.40 Let’s talk again about heritage buildings, parks, and their intersection. Barclay Heritage Square came about in 1980s as a compromise between the park board’sContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #130-121”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #140-131

#140: Sutcliffe Park “Well maintained flower beds.” #6 in Fairview 1318 Cartwright Street For Kids D For Adults C Design B- Atmosphere B- Final Score 21.51 A co-worker from Alberta once said that “Vancouver is a city entirely designed to maximize its views” and Sutcliffe Park is a good example of that — there’s notContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #140-131”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #150-141

#150: Margaret Pigott Park “Great view – ocean and mountains. 10/10 bench would sit again.” #11 in Kitsilano 2743 Point Grey Road For Kids D For Adults C Design C+ Atmosphere B Final Score 20.84 More than 10 per cent of Vancouver’s parks are either West End miniparks, Wall Street pocket parks or Point GreyContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #150-141”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #160-151

#160: Art Phillips Park “Cherry blossom!” #15 in Downtown 625 Burrard Street For Kids D- For Adults C Design C Atmosphere A- Final Score 20.13 There’s a nice symmetry with the small park surrounding the Burrard SkyTrain station being named for Art Phillips.  For those under 40 (raises hand) or who didn’t grow up inContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #160-151”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #170-161

#170: Cariboo Park “small and not crowded.” #14 in Renfrew-Collingwood 3450 East 29th Avenue For Kids C For Adults D+ Design C Atmosphere C Final Score 19.6 The Refnrew-Collingwood area of Vancouver has more than a dozen parks across its neighbourhood, none of which are destination parks, but only one of which (Foster) could trulyContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #170-161”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #180-171

#180: Westmount Park “Topography uneven.” #6 in West Point Grey 4651 West 2nd Avenue For Kids D+ For Adults D+ Design C Atmosphere C Final Score 18.30 Built in 1927 as part of a subdivision of houses that are now among the most valued properties in the entire province, Westmount is another one of theContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #180-171”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #190-181

#190: Lower River District Park “Very tiny, built not for the neighborhood but for the condo residents.” #10 in Killarney 3180 Riverwalk Avenue For Kids D- For Adults C Design C Atmosphere D Final Score 16.00 The new “River District” is Vancouver’s biggest neighbourhood development since the Olympic Village a decade ago, but because it’sContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #190-181”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #200-191

#200: Cambridge Park “Can’t really say only walked by lots sorry.” #15 in Grandview-Woodland 2099 Wall Street For Kids D+ For Adults C- Design D+ Atmosphere D+ Final Score 15.00 The westernmost of the Wall Street parks, Cambridge offers a long strip of grass with some trees in the middle. There’s also a small communityContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #200-191”

Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #220-211

#220: Roundhouse Turntable Plaza “Mean,Sarcastic,judgemental Guy in frontdesk that plays volleyball.” #21 in Downtown 181 Roundhouse Mews For Kids F For Adults D- Design C- Atmosphere C- Final Score 12.03 Community centres are operated by the Park Board, which means generally the land surrounding community centres is a park, but what happens when the communityContinue reading “Rating Every Park In Vancouver: #220-211”