Saturday, January 16, 2010

Garry Point Park concession stand - a must for picnic lovers

Garry Point Park concession stand

The grass is still green but the concession stand appears lifeless today. The air is calm and the stillness unruffled by barking dogs and children's laughter. The service windows are tightly shut and the picnic tables look sadly abandoned.

Empty picnic tables

Once more I asked myself why, given its proximity to the village, didn't I ever grab fish and chips and frozen cones from here last summer.

Believe me, I don't get an adrenaline rush from racing down the plank to Pajo's on the dock or elbowing my way to the line-up at Timothy's on the landing.

The sad truth is, the existence of the concession stand on the corner of Garry Point Park, totally eluded me. I wonder if this happens to anybody else.

Which is remarkable, given all that it has to offer, such as:

Public washrooms and a drinking fountain

Strategically placed public benches

The Fisherman's Memorial

Japanese style Kuno memorial garden

And don't forget a spectacular view of the Fraser River and the Gulf Islands.

This year, I plan to make regular use of this outdoor food stand. Just in case you plan to join me, here's the schedule of hours of operation tacked onto the bulletin board.

Believe me, they won't be able to keep me out!

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