Jonathan Rogers Park
A small corner in Mount Pleasant
Jonathan Rogers used to sit on the Parks
board in the 1930's, but was also a well known developer and
philanthropist. The park that bears his name (Between 7th &
8th Aves., Columbia and Manitoba Sts.) is mostly soccer field, with a
sizable children's play area on the side. In the North
East corner there is a small fenced off area that is run as a community
garden. The gardeners are growing both vegetables and flowers on
small parcels of land within the park.
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Jonathan Rogers is one of my ancestors. He was my grandfather's cousin and has always been someone we as a family have remembered, from here the UK. I never met him as he died before I was born but I did meet his wife Elizabeth when I was a child and she visited the UK.
Last year I went to Vancouver to find the places that I knew he had been associated with - one of those was of course the Jonathan Rogers Park. I love it! We visited one Sunday morning and found the allotment area just like you show it here in the photographs!
Your website was one of the sources I used to help me to identify just where the Park was - so thank you for that.
I now have a photograph of the Park on my kitchen wall to remind me of it all
Sunday, April 29th, 2007 at 14:03:24
Jonathan Rogers is my great, great uncle. My Grandmother was his niece and my father, Jonathan Donald is named after him. Jonathan Rogers came from a farm called Plas-Onn in the beautiful Ceiriog Valley in North Wales. Plas-Onn is a few minutes from where my father has farmed for over fifty years. I have read and heard much about Jonathan Rogers and I would love to go out to Vancouver to see what he achieved over there.
Sunday, July 13th, 2008 at 06:00:24
Jonathan Rodgers is my great great uncle.My Grandmother was also his niece (Katie Rodgers)I grew up with the knowledge of (Uncle Jonathan) and have books, photograph's and postcards sent by Elizabeth to her. I am now planning a trip to Vancouver next may and am very excited.
Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 07:50:51
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