CBC Journalist Justin McElroy visited EVERY park in Vancouver and published his ranked visits here. One of those parks is a little strip of land that used to be called “the triangle” located at Kingsway and Fraser Street.
The park is now officially called McAuley Park, after the wonderful couple Harvey and Theresa McAuley who showed up at every public process event that involved their community at city hall, and were legendary as Neighbourhood Watch volunteers. Their community in east Vancouver has this couple volunteer their time and talent to whatever needed doing. In fact one Vancouver Police Constable who was the “go to ” person with Neighbourhood Watch said it was not unusual to receive up to nine calls a day from Theresa. They got things done, and they continued to politely question until they got the answers. They are both retired now, but I am sure they are still deeply involved in the community that they loved and that loved them.
There is another story about how McAuley park came into being, and it is more unusual.Read more »