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Oppenheimer Park

400 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1G6, Canada
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Daily life at Oppenheimer

This is the safe part to be in the afternoon when the park attendants are in. Just know that there... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Ziggykitty
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Vancouver, Canada
Definitely avoid this park

Seriously avoid this park, it's absolutely full of homeless people and tents. Never felt physically... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Tavia W
,
Denver, Colorado
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Once a place for depression-era political demonstrations, this park is now a pleasant recreational area.
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good11%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible56%
22 Aug 2017
“Daily life at Oppenheimer”
27 Jun 2017
“Definitely avoid this park”
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400 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1G6, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is the safe part to be in the afternoon when the park attendants are in. Just know that there are alcoholics in the park and that they can get angry quickly so do keep to yourself while you're in the park for the most...More

Thank Ziggykitty
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Seriously avoid this park, it's absolutely full of homeless people and tents. Never felt physically endangered, since our hotel was nearby and we had to walk by it, but better safe than sorry. 100% not for kids or tourists.

Thank Tavia W
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...More

Thank Alex C
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...More

Thank Kevin D
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...More

Thank Gab H
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.

7  Thank coalharborvan
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
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...More

18  Thank Cashie8
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...More

18  Thank MikaJVancouver
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