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From coast to coast, we have events for you. Conferences, tours, concerts – and more — will introduce you to the enduring work of the Olmsted firm and how Frederick Law Olmsted’s ideas can help address today’s challenges.

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May 3, 2022 – December 31, 2023
All Day

Exhibition : The thousand faces of Mount Royal – Olmsted, the visionary

Photography is an effective means to capture the natural and built heritage of Mount Royal, a territory of many faces. With its three summits, the mountain is home to neighbourhoods, founding institutions, cemeteries and many parks including the magnificent Mount Royal Park, a green space spanning 200 hectares of awe-inspiring fauna and flora. The exhibition […]

Maison Smith
Montréal, Canada
December 30, 2022 – January 1, 2025
All Day

Remington Woods Design Contest

The Connecticut Green Bank and the Sierra Club Connecticut Chapter in partnership with Bridgeport and Stratford community members, stakeholders, and organizations invite the submittal of designs for Remington Woods to this contest from firms, landscape architects, and designers (regardless of experience) for the purpose of advocating for Remington Woods to be conserved for the public’s […]

Remington Woods
May 26 – October 20, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Olmsted Parks Beer Gardens | Louisville

Family-friendly neighborhood annual pop-up Beer Garden Series! You’ll enjoy music, lawn games, food and fresh beer from West Sixth Brewery’s draft trailer. 6:00-9:00PM May 26 – Tyler Park June 2 – Cherokee Park August 18 – Tyler Park September 8 – Bingham Park September 14 – Seneca Park September 29 – Seneca Park October 20 […]

Multiple Parks
Louisville, KY
June 15 – October 12, 2023
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Blue Garden Thursday Tours

Today, the private garden is open on Thursdays for tours at 11:00, 12:30, and 2:00. Reservations and a $20 fee are available online at The Blue Garden was a garden room on a 30-acre estate designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, for Arthur Curtiss James and his wife Harriet. The garden opened in 1913 […]

The Blue Garden
Newport, RI
September 30, 2023
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Folk in the Park

Come to Downing Park for an afternoon of folk music. This concert is free. Please bring your own chairs or blankets. Event is rain or shine– we have a big tent! Line up: Chelsea Anan Mississippi Traveler Piedmont Bluz

Downing Park
October 2, 2023
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Walking Tours of WIS 175 Corridor

The Reimagining WIS 175 Study Team will be hosting two walking tours of the WIS 175 corridor on Monday, October 2, one starting at 4:30 p.m. and one starting at 5:30 p.m. The 2-mile route, through the core of WIS 175, will allow participants to see the corridor and speak with the study team about areas of interest along […]

Washington Park Senior Center, Parking Lot
Milwaukee, WI
October 7, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Fells and the First Metropolitan Park System

Take a hike and discover why the Middlesex Fells Reservation was created and the Olmsted Firm’s involvement in designing and implementing the Boston Metropolitan Park System. More info here. 

Middlesex Fells Reservation
Stoneham, MA
October 14, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Putting The Garden To Bed

Assist our Master Gardeners with the annual autumn “putting the garden to bed” day. Tasks include cutting back perennials and pulling annuals, raking, mulching, weeding, bringing old plants to the compost area—generally cleaning up the kitchen garden and ornamental garden beds and preparing them for the winter and the next growing season. (Master Gardeners can […]

Justin Morrill State Historic Site
Strafford, VT
October 17, 2023
3:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Grand Opening Ceremony for the Seaside Gateway Trail

Please “Save the Date” for the official opening ceremony for the Seaside Gateway Trail. We would love for you to join us for the opening of this accessible walking trail for all Bridgeport residents that truly honors the design and community intent of Seaside Park’s landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Meet at the foot of […]

Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT
October 21, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Brother Artists: Olmsted and Richardson in Malden

Explore the Converse Memorial Library in Malden, Massachusetts, and discuss the collaborations of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Henry Hobson Richardson. More information here. 

Converse Memorial Library
Malden, MA
October 24, 2023
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Conversations with Olmsted: Parks for the People

When Frederick Law Olmsted first visited Birkenhead Park— aptly nicknamed the People’s Garden— near Liverpool, England, in 1850, he was astonished to find that the park was wholly and freely accessible to all people regardless of their position in society.   This philosophy stuck with Olmsted and inspired his belief in parks for all people. Nearly […]

October 29, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Laurence Cotton: Olmsted in the Pacific Northwest

The footprint of the Olmsted Brothers firm in the Pacific Northwest is considerable, with John Charles Olmsted front-and-center. From parks and park systems to private estates, college campuses and state capitol grounds, the Olmsted legacy touches landscapes across the Pacific Northwest in places like Idaho, Seattle, Oregon and even Canada. During this program, historian Laurence […]

November 4, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Franklin Park: The Jewel of the Emerald Necklace (Part 1— The Ante Park)

Learn about the Ante Park section of Franklin Park, the jewel of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Boston Park System, known as the Emerald Necklace. Learn more here. 

Franklin Park
Boston, MA
November 8, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dr. Ethan Carr on Boston’s Franklin Park

Boston Public Library Main Branch at Copley Square hosts Ethan Carr for a talk on his forthcoming book, Boston’s Franklin Park: Olmsted, Recreation, and the Modern City. More information here.

Boston Public Library, Central Branch (Rabb Hall)
Boston, MA
November 11, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Walking Tour: Frederick Law Olmsted’s Druid Hills

The Olmsted Network is pleased to participate in American Public Health Association’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, GA, on November 12-15.  As part of the conference, we are teaming up with Olmsted Linear Park Alliance to offer APHA members and the park-loving public a complimentary tour of Olmsted’s Druid Hills neighborhood. Local tour […]

Olmsted Linear Park
Atlanta, GA
November 18, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Franklin Park: The Jewel of the Emerald Necklace (Part 2— The Country Park)

Discover Olmsted’s vision for Franklin Park’s Country Park on a walk through the landscapes of Scarboro Pond, Schoolmaster Hill, and the Country Park meadow. More information here. 

Franklin Park
Boston, MA
November 25, 2023
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Parks and Politics: A Learn and Burn of Jamaica Pond

Learn about the politics behind the Emerald Necklace and how the neighbors were involved with local politics. Then, burn with more walking, less talking. Learn more here. 

Jamaica Pond Park
Boston, MA

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We welcome the opportunity to showcase events across the country commemorating the life, work and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted. Please click here to fill out a form with details about your event so that we can consider adding it to our national calendar.