Board of Parks & Recreation Offices

Mid-century modern buildings

Designed by Percy Underwood and completed in 1961, the Vancouver Parks Board offices are comprised of three low lying linked buildings finished with natural stone, Douglas fir and clerestory windows. Its split level interior boasts beautiful and well preserved wood paneling, custom designed lighting fixtures and vintage furniture, all designed by Underwood.

Celebrated for its naturalistic approach to modernist design, the Vancouver Parks Board offices are located at the Beach Avenue entrance to Stanley Park and are listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places as well as Vancouver’s own Heritage Register.

This luscious post & beam pavilion is the epitome of West Coast modernism and definitely worth a visit.

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