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We take parks for granted. But before Frederick Law Olmsted, most parks were private property. Thanks to him, there are now thousands of parks across the country. Read on to find one near you.
Olmsted Parks & Landscapes
Scores of Olmsted parks and landscapes can still be enjoyed — coast to coast — from New York’s Central Park and the U.S. Capitol Grounds to Seattle’s Volunteer Park and Palos Verdes in California. Find an Olmsted landscape and get to know this vital part of America’s cultural heritage.
As you travel to nearby— or far off— Olmsted parks, consider snapping a photo to share with us. Tag us at @Olmsted200 when you post to social media, and please submit to our photo repository using this form.
Olmsted laid the philosophical foundation for the creation of our national parks. Today, they cover more than 84 million acres in 50 states and territories and welcome more than 318 million visitors every year.
There are more than 6,500 state parks in the U.S., which receive 800 million visits a year. Finding one near you is easy and visiting is often just a short walk or ride away.Visit America’s state parks
Olmsted believed that no one should live more than a short walk away from a park. The Trust for Public Land has scored public parks throughout the country. See how yours measures up by clicking the link below.Find a park near you