Olmsted Insider Newsletter
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Olmsted Insider: November 2021We can never take our parks and public spaces for granted. In recent months, communities have benefitted in myriad ways from access to parks, outdoor spaces, and public lands that promote healthful recreation and respite.
Olmsted Insider: October 2021As we celebrate the many accomplishments of Frederick Law Olmsted, Olmsted 200 also examines how his values and principles can help address challenges facing public parks today. For his time, Olmsted espoused some fairly radical perspectives — believing that parks belonged to all people and contributed to public health and well-being. More than 100 years later, his dynamic ideas about democratic spaces live on.
Olmsted Insider: September 2021Help us celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 25! Recognized as the country’s most significant single-day volunteer effort, it commemorates the connection between people and nature. Like Olmsted 200, the celebration inspires communities to advocate for public green spaces and protect their parks.
Olmsted Insider Newsletter— AugustAugust marks the end of summer and the beginning of a brand new school year. This year, head back with Frederick Law Olmsted in mind as the 2021/2022 school year includes Olmsted’s 200th birthday on April 26, 2022. Whether you are a parent of a curious little one, a high school or college student, or a teacher, we’ve got all the resources you need.
Olmsted Insider Newsletter – July 2021
Which park is your favorite? And what do you most enjoy in your neighborhood park? We would like to know. And what better time to share than during National Park and Recreation Month! This special month is spearheaded by the National Recreation and Park Association, an Olmsted 200 founding partner. The theme is “Our Park and Recreation […]
Olmsted Insider Newsletter – June 2021
It’s been a long, hard year of social distancing, Zoom meetings, and virtual school. But, now that we’re easing out of the pandemic and into sunnier days, let’s not forget the places that made the pandemic bearable. From city parks to our own backyards, greenspaces have helped us retreat from our homes, safely connect with […]
Olmsted Insider Newsletter – May 2021
Parks are spaces for reflection, offering solace from the churn of the city and the demands of everyday life. They are places to let air into lungs, to release energy, and to stretch your arms wide. The physical benefits of parks are clear, but as COVID-19 has demonstrated, the mental benefits from public outdoor spaces […]
Olmsted Insider Newsletter – April 2021
Spring is emerging from winter’s shadow, carillon bells are chiming, and the public is flocking to parks across the nation. As we observe National Minority Health Month, the role outdoor spaces play in the health and wellbeing of communities is especially important.