Central Park,
New York, NY
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC Biltmore Estate,
Asheville, NC
Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park,
Yosemite, CA
Niagara Falls State Park,
Niagara Falls, NY
Stanford University Campus,
Palo Alto, CA
U.S. Capitol Grounds,
Washington, DC
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site,
Brookline, MA

Celebrating Olmsted

Parks for All People

Central Park,
New York, NY

2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture. Please join the National Association for Olmsted Parks, partners, friends and the public as we explore Olmsted’s living legacy.

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Frederick Law Olmsted illustration by David Lee Csicsko

Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect, Author, Conservationist (1822-1903)

Frederick Law Olmsted was born in Hartford, CT, in 1822. Not until he was 43 years old did he decide to devote himself fully to landscape architecture. His experiences as a farmer, journalist for The New York Times, administrator and public servant all influenced his later thinking and career.

Learn more about Frederick Law Olmsted

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We invite everyone to be a part of Olmsted 200, the national celebration marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. Find out how you can participate and show your commitment to our natural and historical heritage.