A #Vancouver park for the nostalgic. #PublicParks

A #Vancouver park for the nostalgic. #PublicParks

Mid Main Park / all images from Hapa Collaborative At Main Street and 18th Avenue in Vancouver, the Palm Dairy and Milk Bar, an old ice-cream shop, was a popular spot for more than 30 years, until it closed in the late 80s. In its place, Mid Main Park speaks to what must be the community’s nostalgia for those times. Landscape architecture firm Hapa Collaborative worked with the Vancouver Park Board and local residents to create a one-of-a-kind park that speaks to that old Milk Bar. The new gathering spot is part of Vancouver’s “greenest city” initiative . The history of the place is found everywhere in the new park. Within the concrete paving are “large, random ‘milk bubbles.’” The trellis looks like giant “bendy-straws.” (The trellis itself supports kiwi vines growing fruits locals can snack on). And, lastly, there are dairy-bar stools set within the park, even with spinn...

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