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Old Posted Jul 15, 2017, 2:43 PM
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It's okay for sport fields or children playground, but that's it.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 5:31 PM
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I believe the turf is for an off leash area of the park, I saw grass there last week.
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Turf just comes across as odd for a dog park for someone that doesn't know too much about it.

I'll take a turf park over a pea gravel park

**edit ... thinking about it,turf makes sense as grass would eventually die
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 10:38 PM
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Uh man....what the hell. The second one feels like it would work a lot better with grass, the first park just seems to need an overhaul to really function better..
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 10:55 PM
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 11:11 PM
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first one is brand new
Love them both, although it would have been nice if they had planted larger trees in the first.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2017, 4:26 AM
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Those pea gravel parks would fit in the ugly Canada thread.

Edmonton has none of those.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2017, 4:29 AM
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They are trying to do the same thing they have in Europe... I'm not sure I'm feeling it though.
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They are trying to do the same thing they have in Europe... I'm not sure I'm feeling it though.
It's not uncommon at all in Europe. Grass can be a messy waste of time in some locations, so I'm glad to see this in Toronto.
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Another new park beauty in Toronto - https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.65511...7i13312!8i6656
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Yeah, that's a real stupid one and I'm not talking about the pea gravel either.
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I know that one near Wellesley and Sherbourne well. On a hot summer day, the dark gravel absorbs heat and you can really feel it if you wear open-toed shoes. It's generally avoided by everyone, even though it is in one of the densest corners of the city.

If a park is poorly designed and can serve no other purpose, it should at the very least lower the urban heat island effect by providing organic matter to absorb solar energy. The fact that this "park" can't even do that shows what a total failure of design it is.
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Yeah, that's a real stupid one and I'm not talking about the pea gravel either.
Interesting that a square abuts a park.
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I was by Yorkville yesterday...and noticed this park. It's a bit strange....but it has some greenery:
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2017, 2:48 PM
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I was by Yorkville yesterday...and noticed this park. It's a bit strange....but it has some greenery:
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An award winner, that one. I believe it's meant to evoke "The North". There's an absolutely huge granite boulder down at the other end.
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Those pea gravel parks would fit in the ugly Canada thread.

Edmonton has none of those.
No, Edmonton just has an abundance of gravel parking lots, which are considerably uglier

There is a pea gravel park in downtown Vancouver that looks alright, much of it used as a dog park. Better than grass for that application as dogs will destroy grass in no time
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