Category: Field Notes

Field Notes

A Tale of Two Storms

When a 1979 tornado leveled 80% of Louisville's Cherokee Park, it launched the Olmsted Park Conservancy, but it also unleashed a new danger.
Conservation & Advocacy

Privatization of Our Parks Is A Real Danger

The Olmsted Network weighs in on the legal challenge to proposed renovations to White Stadium in Boston's Franklin Park.
Field Notes

Celebrating Druid Hills’ Olmsted Linear Park

Olmsted Linear Park Alliance recently hosted its annual Green & Gold Gala, raising over $65,000 to support the preservation of the park and the care of its magnificent trees.
Field Notes

The Evolution of Shelburne Farms

The Olmsted Network recently welcomed Shelburne Farms for a presentation on the history and evolution of the 1,400-acre historic landscape in Vermont.
Field Notes

Student Artists to Olmsted’s Defense

When development threatened the Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, NY, the Land Protector Project responded.
Field Notes

New Fallkill Trail in Prospect Park Opens

A new trail in Brooklyn's Prospect Park offers visitors a walk through the forest that's been behind fencing for nearly 30 years.
Olmsted & Friends Interviews

Olmsted and Friends: Meet Tupper Thomas

Meet Tupper Thomas, former head of Prospect Park Alliance and Park Administrator.
Field Notes

The Springtime Gift from Japan

Each spring, cherry blossoms are a beloved feature of many Olmsted landscapes.
Field Notes

Riverside Now Fully Covered as National Historic Landmark

Recognized for its historical and architectural significance, the Village of Riverside, IL, recently received expanded National Historic Landmark boundaries.
Field Notes

NYC Parks Budget Cuts Could Reverse Decades of Progress

Help bring awareness to this issue by writing a letter to Mayor Adams.
Field Notes

Private Proposal Threatens Public Use of Franklin Park’s White Stadium 

Emerald Necklace Conservancy opposes privatization of Franklin Park in legal filing.
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 open.
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.