Press Releases & Advisories


Victoria Vanhuss
Director of Communications & Outreach,
Olmsted Network

Olmsted Network 2023 National Conference: The Olmsteds in Wisconsin

September 20-22, 2023 - Since Olmsted’s bicentennial celebration in 2022, Milwaukee and Lake Geneva have witnessed a resurgence of community interest in nearby Olmsted parks and places. This conference will provide insight into the rich history of these landscapes and what it takes to preserve, protect and steward them.

Olmsted Network to Recognize Olmsted Champions at Milwaukee Conference

August 25, 2023 - The Olmsted Network will honor five individuals and organizations who have helped raise the visibility of famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in extraordinary ways.

The Olmsted Network and the University of Virginia Press Announce Open Access Digital Edition of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted

July 21, 2023 - To mark the conclusion of the “Olmsted 200: Parks for All People” bicentennial celebration, the Olmsted Network partnered with the University of Virgina Press’ Rotunda imprint to make The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted available to all users free of charge.

Congress to honor Frederick Law Olmsted on Capitol Hill with tree planting

June 15, 2023 - Members of Congress will dedicate a Kentucky coffeetree in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted— visionary social reformer, founder of American landscape architecture and the first landscape architect for the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

"Olmsted 200: Parks for All People” Celebrates the 201st Birthday of American Icon

April 21, 2023 - 120+ Organizations Wrap Bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted with Events, Concerts

NAOP/Olmsted 200 Names Winners of Student Essay Competition

March 17, 2022 - The National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP) and Olmsted 200 today announced winners of the student essay competition asking: How should the life, legacy and values of Frederick Law Olmsted inform 21st century challenges?

Inspired by Olmsted Winners Announced

February 8, 2022 - Unique Musical Contest and Upcoming Carillon Concerts Mark Bicentennial of Park and Landscape Designer Frederick Law Olmsted’s Birth; Music Booklet Released

Olmsted 200 Enters Bicentennial Year

January 20, 2022 - Nationwide Events, Concerts, Celebrations, and Advocacy Campaigns Will Unfold Across America in 2022