Indeed. I'll admit that there seems to be more nuance to what makes a good or bad park.
Bad park designed like the one above - Lisgar park.
Bad is too kind.
One of the early reviews I did, in the Problematic Park Design thread:
Amazing thread and analysis! Really interesting to read through. I think for many urban design failures, including these 'modern parks', a lot of the problems come when the designers focus more on what it looks like from the air, rather than what it looks like from street level. You see this...
Bad park designed as grass - Paul Garfinkle park
Bad in as much as it's extraordinarily banal and really offers no reason to be in it, it's only a way to cut a corner......
Good parks designed as one above - Berczy
I'd say Excellent for that one.
Good parks designed as grass - Stanley or Trinity
Both of these are quite solid, both could use some 'tweaks'.