I really don't understand the aversion we have developed to shade in parks. I understand not liking the claustrophobic corridor park, but shade is valued by most park goers, at least during the part of the year when most people are out in parks.LOVE the architecture. Meh on the massing. Hate the plan (why is no one building housing? I guess that's a different bigger issue.).
Wish they had maybe made a nicer seaside park that people would actually use instead of that pointless block park that will be shaded half the day and the even smaller, darker, connector park. And then used the extra space for more urban human size density.
Observe behavior in a park that offers both sun and shade. The benches in the shade are typically occupied. The ones in the sun are empty.