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Address: 400 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1G6, Canada

Once a place for depression-era political demonstrations, this park is now...

Once a place for depression-era political demonstrations, this park is now a pleasant recreational area.

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Sad...seen better days!

A quick walk through the area reaffirms this is not a pleasurable park to frequent. It is not kid friendly, it is barely people friendly. It is rather discussing and deserves... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 May 2016
Kevin D
Maple Ridge, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Is it the park's fault it's in Vancouver's worst neighbourhood? It's actually a good thing to have a large green space in this rough section of town. But it's also a historical part of town - the MOST historical part of town - and that can be appreciated by history buffs who look into that, appreciate old architecture, take a... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

A quick walk through the area reaffirms this is not a pleasurable park to frequent. It is not kid friendly, it is barely people friendly. It is rather discussing and deserves better. Aside from the clientele of the area, the place is dirty with refuge and extreme caution needed when walking on the grass: drug paraphernalia, litter, and poor condition... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

The park is used by local vagrants as a place to shoot up. Walking through past the children's climbing frame and swings, I watched a junkie cooking a spoon with a lighter. There is no good reason to visit this place... It has the ambience of a slum in a developing country

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

A perfect example of Vancouver's hypocrisy. The city claims to be the best city in Canada, while a tent city grows in the middle of downtown.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

This is not a park for visitors. It is a park for homeless people and people in need. Don't bring your children there.

10 Thank LovesJif
Vancouver, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2009

Granted, Oppenheimer Park is not the prettiest of Vancouver Parks. True, drug deals appear to happen there, and homeless people live there. But then homeless people have to live somewhere in a city that lacks adequate low-cost and rehabilitative accommodation. Oppenheimer Park is, however, a park of great historic interest, the home of the annual Powell Street Festival and a... More 

17 Thank Cashie8
Vancouver, BC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2004

Oppenheimer Park is the worst park in Canada, let alone BC or Vancouver. This small square of recreational space is a hotbed of drug activityand prostitution. It is dangerous, and should not in any way be considered a tourist destination. The only time that you might want to venture into the worst part of Vancouver to get to the park... More 

17 Thank MikaJVancouver

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