Are you considering buying real estate in Yaletown? One of this neighbourhoods greatest perk is the amount of green space available despite its urbanity.
Emery Barnes Park is the recent finished addition to many other parks like David Lam, George Wainborn and Coopers Park.
Here’s a nice piece in The Vancouver Sun profiling Emery Barnes completion:
When the ribbon was cut signalling the completion — after 10 years in progress — of Emery Barnes Park in Yaletown, an emotional Constance Barnes let out a long, ecstatic shriek.
“My heart is like, holy moly … I think I might explode,” said Barnes, the daughter of park namesake Emery Barnes, a former B.C. Lions player and one of the first black politicians elected to the B.C. legislature.
A celebration with African music and dancing by the Jacky Essombe trio, choir music and games for the children was held Saturday to mark the completion of the third phase of the park at Seymour and Davie in the city’s downtown core.
Phase 1 opened in 2003 featuring a fountain, stream, benches and some greenery. Then came a $5.5-million park expansion in 2010, which included knocking down some old asbestos-laden buildings to make way for an off-leash dog park and children’s playground.
Phase 3 boasts a pedestrian gateway, trees, trellises and chessboard tables.
Inside Vancouver also ran a great tribute to the park!
Vancouver parks are one of this city’s best features. If you’d like to know more about owning Yaletown real estate around Emery Barnes Park, please contact Vancouver Realtor Justin Leigh.
Photo Courtesy: Inside Vancouver, VPL Street Walkers, Flickr