What is one of the best uses For Yaletown real estate? A park for the whole family!
Emery Barnes Park is finally finished and the Vancouver Park Board is sponsoring a fun-filled day of celebration on April 28th.
This small urban oasis offers many pleasant seating areas for eating lunch, reading a paper, or playing a game of chess. A fast-flowing stream culminates in a tiered fountain surrounded by pergolas and lush plantings. When the bright flowers of the summer have faded, mosaics in the streambed and next to the pathway continue to add colour throughout the winter.
Emery Barnes Park was built in 3 phases. Phase 1, facing Richards Street, featuring a fountain, stream, benches and plantings was completed in 2003. Phase 2 featured an off-leash dog park, a children’s playground, seating areas, and an open lawn space surrounded by an oval pedestrian path, and was completed in Summer 2010.
Phase 3 will complete the park with an entry plaza off the busy corner of Davie and Seymour Streets. This portion of the park will be defined by a pedestrian gateway framed by trees, shrubs, benches and trellises. The construction of this phase will allow the park to be fully integrated into the Downtown South Community.
Emery Barnes Park is named after long-time community activist Emery Barnes.
For more information about the celebration, please visit the Vancouver Park Board Facebook page.
For more information about buying or selling real estate in Yaletown, please contact Vancouver Realtor Justin Leigh.