Category: Conservation & Advocacy

Field Notes

Good News for Morningside Park’s Beloved Pond and Waterfall

Friends of Morningside Park, NYCParks and Columbia University launch research partnership to study toxic pond algae and revitalize the park’s pond and waterfall.
Conservation & Advocacy

Let Olmsted Point the Way  

The planned demolition of Boston's Shattuck Hospital presents an opportunity to reclaim public parkland.
Conservation & Advocacy

Olmsted Network Announces 2023 Award Winners

The Olmsted Network is proud to recognize Constance Guardi, Arleyn Levee, Friends of Olmsted-Beil House, Lake Park Friends and the Washington Park Camera Club Archives Committee for their service to Olmsted places and principles.
Field Notes

Lake Wales Heritage Plants Trees & Inspires Students

Located in the heart of Florida, Lake Wales has a rich Olmsted history. Lake Wales Heritage, the local conservancy, intends to bring FLO Jr.’s vision for the landscape back to life— all while introducing local students to landscape architecture.
Field Notes

Seaside Park’s Gateway Trail Opens

Just in time for the summer season, Seaside Park’s long-awaited “park within a park” opens up in Bridgeport, CT.
Urban Planning

Another Voice: Buffalo planning should be inspired by Olmsted

Originally published by The Buffalo News, this article encourages Buffalo leaders and community members to continue finding inspiration in Olmsted's principles.
Olmsted & the Olmsted Firm

The Olmsteds and the Development of the National Park System

Rolf Diamant— the co-author of "Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea"— explores the Olmsted family's ties to the National Park Service.
Conservation & Advocacy

FLO Honored on Capitol Hill with Tree Dedication Ceremony

Recently, Congress planted a Kentucky coffeetree to memorialize Frederick Law Olmsted's powerful impact on the U.S. Capitol Grounds and America's physical and social fabric.
Conservation & Advocacy

Restoration on Prospect Park’s Endale Arch

Each month, Olmsted Network members meet to share experiences and learn from each other. This zoom presentation detailed the exciting restoration and re-opening of Prospect Park’s Endale Arch.
Olmsted & the Olmsted Firm

Creating a Seaside Wellness Trail at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park

In this richly–illustrated program, viewers learn more about Olmsted and Vaux’s only marine park in Bridgeport, CT.
Conservation & Advocacy

The Olmsteds’ Conservation Legacy 

The Olmsteds' Conservation Legacy aired on C-SPAN in 2022.
Conservation & Advocacy

Franklin Park Action Plan: Restoring Olmsted’s Forgotten Haven

Franklin Park, a neglected park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as part of Boston’s famed Emerald Necklace, sees a comprehensive action plan after a three-year planning process.
Conservation & Advocacy

Bicentennial Investments

Olmsted 200 has inspired a renewal of interest in Olmsted parks and places— and the principles behind them. This post showcases a sampling of the many magnificent investments that dedicated communities are making in their landscapes across the country.
Conservation & Advocacy

National Association for Olmsted Parks to become the Olmsted Network

The managing partner of Olmsted 200 is changing its name! But its focus on advocacy, stewardship, and education remains the same.
Conservation & Advocacy

NAOP Recognizes Commitment to Olmsted Legacy

The National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) honored four dedicated individuals for their accomplishments at a special luncheon in San Francisco.