Category: Field Notes

Field Notes

Trinity College Secures Arboretum Status

The Trinity College Arboretum was established during Olmsted 200 and the institution’s own bicentennial year.
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Olmsted Parks Conservancy and KSU bring goats to Iroquois Park

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has partnered with Kentucky State University to rid Iroquois Park of invasive plants.
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Main Drive Restoration: Looking to the Past for Planting Fields’ Future

Planting Fields Foundation is continuing the restoration of our Olmsted-designed landscape, including planting 110 oak trees.
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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.
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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy seeks new Executive Director

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has begun its search for new leadership. The organization is also hiring for several support roles.
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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.
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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.
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40 Mile Loop continues to expand 40 years after master plan

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of John Charles Olmsted’s 1903 plan for Portland’s 40 Mile Loop, which has been reimagined to span 140 miles.
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Laurel Hill Association celebrates Olmsted with annual tradition

Olmsted served as the honoree for this year’s Laurel Hill Day, an annual event held in a beautiful native glen in Stockbridge, MA.
Landscape Architecture & Design

New York to get new QueensWay linear park

In New York City, a historically underserved borough is slated to receive a new vibrant and healthful open space. 
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Olmsted 200: Looking to the Future

The Olmsted 200 campaign has sparked a rededication to parks and landscapes across the country—but the work is far from over!
Conservation & Advocacy

Preserving Olmsted’s Forest

A call to designate and protect Goodwin’s Wilds in Hartford, CT.
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GCA initiative strengthens Olmsted landscapes

Prompted by The Garden Club of America’s PARKS: Where Nature Meets Community initiative, many clubs across the country dedicated 2021 and 2022 to bettering Olmsted parks and landscapes.
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Olmsted City of Greater Utica focuses on raising funds for restoration projects

Run entirely by volunteers, Olmsted City of Greater Utica has taken tremendous steps forward in educating its community and raising funds for restoration projects.
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Village of Riverside’s volunteers include Gold Award Girl Scout

The Village reflects on two projects— improving Triangle 55 and planting a grove in honor of Olmsted’s bicentennial.