"Kensington Park was the earliest park that I had memories of prior to moving to Surrey from Vancouver. [...] This park is where I learned how to ride a bike. [It] was also where I would meet up with my good friend, Bryan. We were young and shy, our parents hooked us up with a ball in the grass fields. We were such good friends that each day of summer break we would head to this park just to play with each other after dinner. During summer, I would attend the grass fields with friends to play sports such as Ultimate or tennis. Nowadays, I pass through the park during evening walks. The sight at Kensington gives you a great motivation to run around the park. The view gives you energy with each step you take."
Kensington Park and surrounding streets drop dramatically from the top of the ridge at 37th Avenue offering an amazing vista over the city, from Cedar Cottage, Mount Pleasant, and Strathcona, to the bright orange cranes of the container ports and the forest of residential and office towers downtown. The mountains seem to loom larger here than anywhere else in the city. The vista is acknowledged in “Gates” a sculpture by Douglas Senft unveiled for the city’s 100th birthday.
Sponsored by Kensington Community Centre Association