The Olmsted network “is truly the most significant voice in the nation for Olmsted values, principles and practices.”
—Susan Rademacher Executive Director, River Heritage Conservancy
The Olmsted Network is made up of hundreds of conservancies, friends groups and interested individuals. By joining our group of partners and professionals, you’ll have opportunities to share expertise and experiences and access countless resources to help your organization grow and succeed.
These monthly meetings provide an opportunity for your organization to network with like-minded groups. During these meetings, Olmsted Network staff offer remarks and share opportunities and resources. Meetings often include expert presentations on timely topics and include reports from the field, where you’ll have the chance to brainstorm with others who may be facing similar concerns or challenges. Want to join us? Become a partner or contact us for more information!
Partners are invited to participate in our annual conferences— located in Olmsted-rich cities around the country. These conferences typically last two days and offer expert panels and insider-only tours, designed to provide you with information that can help you in your work. We welcome suggestions for program topics as we advance thought leadership and application of Olmsted principles.
Looking for an expert speaker? Our team is happy to present at virtual and in-person events and meetings. On the flip side, we aim to identify and showcase experts in our Conversations with Olmsted programming, as well as partners with “boots on the ground” experience in implementing Olmsted’s principles.
Big Head Fred
Big Head Fred can visit you! The 7-foot-tall caricature of FLO was born from the combined talents of illustrator David Lee Csicsko and puppet-maker Randy Carfagno for Olmsted 200. If you’d like to request Big Head Fred for an event in your city, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
National Calendar of Events
Let us amplify your events! If you have an event coming up (like a program or annual meeting), please add it to our national calendar so that we can help promote it. Conversely, we hope you’ll join us for our Conversations with Olmsted webinars, conferences and more.
Are you a proud partner of the Olmsted Network? Add this logo to your website and other materials.
We speak up for you. When it comes to advocating for Olmsted landscapes, it’s important that you notify us at email@example.com of any opportunities or challenges. Check out our Olmsted Action page to see how we’ve assisted with efforts in the past, and visit our advocacy toolkit for instructions on how to form a friends group, write letters to government officials and more.
Annually, we recognize extraordinary dedication to Olmsted parks and landscapes through our national Stewardship and Volunteer Service Awards. We hope you will consider nominating outstanding friends and volunteers who are eligible for this important recognition.
Members have first dibs when it comes to showcasing their landscapes on the Olmsted Trail. This new map links to parks and places designed by Olmsted and his successors and is designed to draw attention to the landscapes you oversee.
We would like all our partners to be featured in our partnership directory! With your help, we can create a directory page for your organization and drive traffic back to your website.
We are always sourcing photos of Olmsted landscapes for our newsletters, press kits, social media posts and more. We encourage you to send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so that you and your organization can be featured in our materials.
Whether you’d like to announce an exciting project or discuss an advocacy issue, consider our newsletter open to you! We regularly source content from our partners for our Shared Spaces blog and the “Field Notes” section of our monthly Olmsted Insider newsletter. We are also happy to provide content for your websites or newsletters— just let us know what you need. Reach out to email@example.com with story ideas.
Frederick Law Olmsted: Landscapes for the Public Good is a downloadable exhibit with 23 panels of vivid photos, drawings and text. Designed for Olmsted 200 by Dr. Caroline Mesrobian Hickman of the University of Maryland and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, it explores the many facets of Olmsted’s life and legacy. The exhibit is timeless and can be easily added to your website— or downloaded and printed to create an eye-catching physical display.