Below is a list of parks, playgrounds and walks in the Vancouver General Hospital vicinity.
The nearest small park is on the corner of Heather & 10th Avenue with benches and a wheelchair accessible path.
There are two small playgrounds on 13th Avenue near Heather, and on 14th Avenue near Heather.
There are tennis courts at Heather & 18th Avenue.
Douglas Park Community Centre is on 20th Avenue between Heather & Laurel. There are drop-in programs for adults and children, a large playground/park, a fitness centre and a training circuit.
Charleston Park at False Creek is a lovely place for a walk. You can reach it via an overpass from Laurel & 7th Avenue. Note that this area is a steep hill and quite the climb back up to the hospital.
Granville Island can be accessed on foot via the False Creek waterfront promenade. You can reach the promenade via an overpass from Laurel & 7th Avenue. It is about a 30 to 40 minute walk each way. Note that this area is a steep hill and quite the climb back up to the hospital. Alternatively, you can take bus #50 to Granville Island. The stop for bus #50 is located on Broadway & Willow beside the Bank of Montreal. Click here to go to the Granville Island web site.
Stroll through Vancouver's heritage house neighbourhood on 10th Avenue, 2 blocks east of Cambie Street.
For flowers & gardens, try Queen Elizabeth Park (free) at Cambie & 33rd Avenue, or VanDusen Gardens (entrance fee) on Oak & 37th Avenue.