Recent News & Articles
Conversations with Olmsted: Creating Parks for the AgeThe second installment of Olmsted 200's Conversations with Olmsted series, hosted by the National Association for Olmsted Parks, explored different aspects of Olmsted’s far-reaching influence on America’s physical landscape and social fabric.
Record-breaking FLOmingos Expected at BOPC in 2022Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announces plans to reclaim the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the "Longest line of garden flamingos" in honor of FLO's 200th birthday in 2022.
National History Academy, National Association for Olmsted Parks and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Host Teen ProgramNational History Academy is offering a day-long workshop for high school students on FLO. On Thursday, July 8 from 3-5 PM ET, students will join park rangers from Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site to learn about importance of parks in America and the man who designed so many of them. This the first in a series of programs, with a second program planned for later this fall.
#PicMyParkThis summer, the Olmsted 200 campaign invites all park-goers to help us celebrate Parks for All People. Take pictures of your favorite parks—Olmsted and otherwise—and share them using the hashtag #PicMyPark. Each month we’ll pick our favorite #PicMyPark post and send the winner some Olmsted 200 swag.
Frederick Law Olmsted: Hartford’s Native SonThe Garden Club of America (GCA) is proud to announce a new initiative called "Parks: Where Nature Meets Community." GCA member clubs will mark Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday with a focus on the importance of parks and open spaces in our communities. Learn more about FLO in this GCA video.
Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks Watch Party and Panel Discussion
Today, Olmsted 200 launched its year-long nationwide campaign to celebrate the upcoming bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted with a Watch Party and Panel Discussion for Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks, a documentary narrated by actress Kerry Washington. Thousands of parks and landscape projects designed and inspired by FLO and the Olmsted firm can still be […]