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Anne “Dede” Neal Petri named 2024 GCA National Medalist

Olmsted Network President & CEO Anne "Dede" Neal Petri will receive The Garden Club of America's 2024 Distinguished Service Medal.
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Olmsted and Friends: Meet Tupper Thomas

Meet Tupper Thomas, former head of Prospect Park Alliance and Park Administrator.
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The Springtime Gift from Japan

Each spring, cherry blossoms are a beloved feature of many Olmsted landscapes.
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Riverside Now Fully Covered as National Historic Landmark

Recognized for its historical and architectural significance, the Village of Riverside, IL, recently received expanded National Historic Landmark boundaries.
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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.
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2024 Named “Year of the Memorial Park Conservancy”

Maplewood, NJ, honors the organization and volunteers who steward the community’s historic Memorial Park.
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Central Park’s Bow Bridge Is Back

The landmark bridge, which was closed last November for upkeep and renovations, is now open.
Personal Reflections

The Dance And Awe-Inspiring Ornamental Elements Of Nature…

Visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, one author finds a greater meaning for our lives and deeper purpose for our lands.

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40 Mile Loop continues to expand 40 years after master plan

2023 is the 40th anniversary of Portland, Oregon’s 40 Mile Loop Master Plan, a plan rooted in the City’s Olmsted legacy. John Charles Olmsted’s 1903 report and parks plan submitted to Portland’s Mayor and Park Board recommended a system of parks connected by roughly 40 miles of parkways and tree-lined boulevards. For nearly 50 years, […]

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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Employs Augmented Reality

Earlier this summer, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (Project No. 00700) launched the Olmsted App 2.0, an update to their original mobile app that launched in 2018. The app features updated wayfinding capability, an event calendar, and the latest news. The app also includes cutting-edge technology and imaginative 3D models, through augmented reality (AR), to […]

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Biltmore’s Bass Pond: Re-Creating the Missing Island

Did you know Biltmore’s Bass Pond originally had two islands within it? One of the islands (or “islets,” as landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted referred to them) mysteriously disappeared over the years. However, our horticulture team recently worked to re-create this feature as part of our mission to preserve the estate in Asheville, North Carolina. […]

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Personal Reflections

This blog series explores people's personal connections to the Olmsted family and their beloved landscapes.

Olmsted & Friends Interviews

Olmsted and Friends: Meet Philip Loughlin

Meet Phillip Loughlin, a member of our Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee!
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Meeting Beauty

Jane Alexander recalls living at 99 Warren Street, the home of the great landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Fairsted is now a National Historic Site.
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Olmsted and Friends: Meet Betsy Shure Gross 

Meet Betsy Shure Gross, a member of our Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee!

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