Modern Public Gardens
Robert Royston and
the Suburban Park

Reuben Rainey and JC Miller

Among the most innovative and influential of Royston’s office’s work were a series of suburban parks in San Francisco and on the Peninsula. These designs were insightful in their understanding of sociology , play and the postwar suburban landscape. Much has been written on the urban park, but virtually nothing on the suburban park. While almost completely unknown today, Royston’s parks were one of the most socially successful landscape typologies in mid-century northern California.

7.875" x 10.25” cloth binding, 160 pp., 2006;