Vosler Veterans Memorial
A Livonia Pocket-Park to Honor Forrest Vosler and Veterans
The Village of Livonia retained Bayer Landscape Architecture to design this small park to memorialize Forrest Vosler, a World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and also recognize other U.S. military veterans from the region.
At the project’s inception, the site was derelict, overgrown and littered with trash. The site was also home to an abandoned trailer. In addition to creating the veteran’s memorial, the Village of Livonia wanted to transform the derelict site into a tranquil gathering space for its residents and a beautiful gateway at the eastern edge of the village.
The resulting park features lush plantings, historically appropriate benches and lighting and an interpretive kiosk that pays tribute to the heroic acts of Forrest Vosler. Hundreds of other veterans are acknowledged as well. The honorees have their name, rank, and branch of the service engraved in the beautiful brick pavers which form the walks in the park. Today the small park is heavily used by residents of the village, and also receives frequent visitors from outside of the area that come to honor the veterans that are memorialized at the site.
Livonia, New York
Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration