The Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes

Wyman Park by Judy Dobbs

The Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL) are committed to advancing the Olmsted legacy of accessible public parks, sustainable landscapes, and livable communities. Founded in 1986, the nonprofit organization respects and protects the accomplishments of the past while celebrating the Olmsted legacy still visible today and advancing relevant approaches based on this legacy to meet the challenges of today.   

FMOPL educates and celebrates Olmsted’s legacy through advocacy, education and preservation. 
FMOPL also comments on current or prospective projects and plans that could impact Olmsted-designed or -inspired communities and landscapes.  


    Wyman Park by Judy Dobbs

    View of Carroll Park and downtown Baltimore looking east from the Montgomery Ward Warehouse at Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street. ~ Source: BG&E Collection, Baltimore Museum of Industry, BGE.3215N ~ Date: March 21, 1930

    Sudbrook Park in Pikesville

    View of the Ellicott Driveway showing the Edmondson Avenue bridge in the background. Circa 1910. Credit: Library of Congress.


The Olmsted Network

Our organization works with partners across the globe to champion Olmsted parks and places.