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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #41
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I know of a few in various cities.

Here is a nice one I've seen in NY:


Here's a nice one in Seattle:

Charlotte, NC
it really looks nice indeed..its so relaxing.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #42
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wow i never knew Manila is such a beautiful city!
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 04:50 PM   #43
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Thanks. Another park in (Metro) Manila:

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Ayala Triangle Park
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Old September 15th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #44
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new pocket park under construction in Fort Bonifacio, Manila

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Old September 26th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #45
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very beauty full images and rich city...
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 02:16 AM   #46
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A lot of concrete for a park jajaja..
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Old October 5th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #47
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These pictures are really stunning.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 09:13 AM   #48
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Beacon Hill Boston

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Old July 6th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #49
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in Lima there are thousands of these pocket parks like this

Friendship Park

Groove account in its 30,000 square meter of surface a number of attractions that you can enjoy both big guys, they will spend a different day.





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Old July 6th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #50
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Interesting, never heard of the "pocket park" notion. In French they are called "square" and I suspect the word is used in other languages too, for example in Romanian it's "scuar". It is not exactly the same thing though, open grass is not mandatory for a "square" - flowers, benches, bushes and/or trees can suffice, if the space is very small.

Here's a map of all the pocket parks of Paris: http://plan.paris.fr/ (put the cursor on the trees icon, and then click on "squares") Many of those under "Parcs et jardins" also qualify as pocket parks, too.

This is one of Paris' strong points, here are some of my Parisian favourites:

- Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, brilliant space in an utterly central position. Has beautiful flowers, flowery bushes to separate it from the boulevards, green space to rest on and of course the beautiful gothic tower
- Square du Vert Galant, occupying the narrow western end of the island of Cité. Amazing view over the Seine river and its banks
- a few meters away it's the Square de la Place Dauphine, wonderfully intimate between typical old Parisian buildings, plus the pétanque players using the sand surface give it a quirky, funny twist
- Jardin du Palais Royal, a park inside a building, the concept of the "courtyard" gone to the extreme. When finding it (by mistake), my mind was blown.
- Square Louis XIII, beautiful classical park in the Place des Vosges
- connected to it by a discreet door is the wonderful courtyard pocket park of the Hôtel de Sully
- Jardin des Archives Nationales, a wonderful silent place in the Marais, with a corner in the style of the gardens of a rural château. One to discover by mistake.
- Jardin James Joyce, a beautiful contemporary pocket park inside a very good redevelopment near the National Library. To be seen when the trees are in bloom
- Square Alberto Giacometti in the 14th arondissement, amazing use of a very, very tiny space

There are more but this will have to do for the moment, I'll come back with pics later.
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Some of the parks y'all are posting are pretty big..
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Old July 6th, 2013, 08:51 PM   #52
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A city in the US that is well known for it's "pocket parks" is Savannah, GA. It's parks form small squares throughout the city center. These are images from Lafayette Square.

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Old July 10th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #53
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Kungsparken, Gothenburg, Sweden:

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Old July 10th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #54
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very nice guys!
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #56
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Examples from Manila and Sweden are to big to be considered pocket parks.

Typical pocket park would be the size of a vacant building plot or a small parking lot, hence why it's called "pocket". It can be private, semi-private, or open to public.


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Building a pocket park in Greece. Main article here:http://sustainablecitiescollective.c...s-are-solution









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Examples from Manila and Sweden are to big to be considered pocket parks.

Typical pocket park would be the size of a vacant building plot or a small parking lot, hence why it's called "pocket". It can be private, semi-private, or open to public.

Agreed.
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well a little hello from Bali, i hope its not too big for a pocket park
here are Nusa Dua, it looks like a large park though.... but then there are several area of its tiny public space

entrance area:





the public space which is rather shopping complex but has alot of park features:









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Kuta Beach Walk, Bali i am wondering wether tiny parks in malls count? tobe fair its a small tiny park at the roof of the mall











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