It’s considered to be possibly the city’s worst park: the Yaletown at Nelson and Mainland – here.
Intellectually one can guess the rationale: a contrast to the traditional soft spaces that dominate our Garden City – an urban, more European design. But if the jury is the number of people (and dogs) who use the space, its emptiness is an indictment.
However, over time, nature cannot be denied.
Michael Gordon, noting the return of Michael Mortensen to Vancouver, reminded us about this video:
… here’s a documentary about families with children living downtown and in the West End and Michael and his family are amongst those we interviewed in their apartment in 2006
The experience of families with children and teenagers living in two downtown Vancouver neighbourhoods – Yaletown and the West End.