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GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (AUGUST 2017): Parks on the fringe

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on GRADING OUR GREENSPACE (AUGUST 2017): Parks on the fringe

Some worth a look, others deserve a miss

In this, the final part of our 2017 annual review of parks, we consider parks that are on the fringe of our traditional coverage area, as well as those that are often overlooked. As you will discover, some are worth the extra distance, while others need work and can be missed.

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Green sanctuaries in the heart of the city

June 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Green sanctuaries in the heart of the city

Annual parks survey returns

Upkeep, or lack thereof, marks the return of our popular Grading our Greenspace feature. Published in two parts, we visit parks in our coverage area and review them based on cleanliness, amenities, and atmosphere. Our round-up reflects a mixed bag: some parks continued to be great, while others seem to have dipped further into mediocrity. Unkempt parks, with uncut grass, poorly maintained amenities, and dying flowerbeds, are a major complaint among park users, something that shouldn’t be difficult to address. With greenspace at a premium in our neighbourhoods, our parks have become more important than ever. What our reviews demonstrate is that parks, when well maintained, are thriving community hubs. We’ll publish our second part in the July edition and look forward to your comments, whether they be on parks or on our reviews. All reviews and photography were done by Geremy Bordonaro and Emily Rea.

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