Author: Mark Roessler

Field Notes

Conversations with Olmsted: ASLA at 125

Experts John King, Torey Carter-Conneen, Kate Orff and Thomas Woltz discuss the past, present and future of landscape architecture.
Field Notes

2024 Named “Year of the Memorial Park Conservancy”

Maplewood, NJ, honors the organization and volunteers who steward the community’s historic Memorial Park.
Field Notes

Central Park’s Bow Bridge Is Back

The landmark bridge, which was closed last November for upkeep and renovations, is now re-open.
Personal Reflections

The Dance And Awe-Inspiring Ornamental Elements Of Nature…

Visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, one author finds a greater meaning for our lives and deeper purpose for our lands.
Field Notes

The Olmsted Brothers’ Western Frontier: Semi-Arid Design for California

In a new webinar, Cal Poly professor Christine Edstom O’Hara discusses Olmsted Brothers’ design for Palos Verdes.
Field Notes

Anne “Dede” Neal Petri named 2024 GCA National Medalist

Olmsted Network President & CEO Anne "Dede" Neal Petri will receive The Garden Club of America's 2024 Distinguished Service Medal.
Field Notes

Embracing Excellence: Welcoming Mary Caraccioli to Our Board

Mary Caraccioli, Central Park Conservancy’s Chief Engagement & Experience Officer, joins the Olmsted Network leadership team.
Field Notes

2024 Olmsted Network Award Nominations Announced

Do you know an Olmsted champion worthy of recognition? Let us know by May 15!
Field Notes

Jacksonville’s Memorial Park Association hosts centennial gala

The Olmsted Network recently presented Memorial Park Association with a resolution to commemorate the park’s 100th anniversary.
Field Notes

Exploring Historic Roadways: Highlights from Our Inaugural Munch & Learn Lecture

The Olmsted Network welcomed historic roads expert Dan Marriott for a deep dive into the history and modern uses of park roads.
Field Notes

Friends of Olmsted-Beil House celebrates 5th anniversary

Since the organization's founding in 2018, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House has come a long way to becoming a key destination for those seeking to understand Olmsted's life and work.
Field Notes

Wheatena’s Contribution to the Rahway River Parkway

The gift that keeps on giving: how the Wheatena Corporation's gift of four acres of parkland to Rahway, New Jersey, in 1922 was the seed that grew into the Rahway River Parkway and, ultimately, the Union County Park System.
Field Notes

2024 Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship Open

The Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship supports research projects utilizing the Olmsted Archives at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Applications for 2024 are open through April 1.
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Ed Orser 

Ed Orser dedicated much of his life to promoting and protecting Maryland’s Olmsted legacy.
Field Notes

Friends of Olmsted-Beil House awarded grant for historic preservation plan

Friends of Olmsted-Beil House is the proud recipient of a grant that will enable them to prepare a historic preservation plan and schematic design for Olmsted’s historic farmhouse.