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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... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2016
Kevin D
Maple Ridge, Canada
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 August 22, 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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22 Aug 2017
“Daily life at Oppenheimer”
27 Jun 2017
“Definitely avoid this park”
Once a place for depression-era political demonstrations, this park is now a pleasant recreational area.
400 Powell St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1G6, Canada
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Reviewed August 22, 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

1  Thank Ziggykitty
Reviewed June 27, 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.

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Reviewed May 12, 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

1  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed July 31, 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

1  Thank GabH22
Reviewed September 17, 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 March 14, 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.

11  Thank LovesJif
Reviewed October 17, 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

19  Thank Cashie8
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