Category: Parks & Public Spaces

Field Notes

“Olmsted Property” Category Submissions Welcome for Annual PGMS Awards 

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) Green Star Awards includes a category for “Olmsted Property” to recognize management which honors and respects historic properties. It is open to historic properties of all kinds.
Field Notes

Boston: White Stadium Update

Two local advocacy groups— the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Franklin Park Defenders— unite to protect Boston's Franklin Park from privatization efforts.
Field Notes

Buffalo: Best Seat in the Universe

The eclipse was a once-in-a-lifetime event, but for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, planning took all year.
Field Notes

The Past and Present of Downing Park

Downing Park, the last collaboration between Olmsted and Vaux, continues to be a beloved asset in the Newburgh community.
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Honoring Joan Bozer, a founding mother of the Olmsted Network

Buffalo city leaders recently named the atrium of the former post office building after preservationist and longtime legislator Joan Bozer.
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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.
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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.
Field Notes

The Springtime Gift from Japan

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

NYC Parks Budget Cuts Could Reverse Decades of Progress

Help bring awareness to this issue by writing a letter to Mayor Adams.
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Private Proposal Threatens Public Use of Franklin Park’s White Stadium 

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

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.