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About the Olmsted 200 Campaign
April 26, 2022, marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted — author, journalist, public official, urban planner and founder of American landscape architecture. Olmsted and his successor firms designed thousands of landscape projects across the country. His democratic vision of public parks and their capacity to bring communities together is more important than ever.
The national Olmsted 200 campaign engages a creative coalition of landscape architects, design professionals, city planners, public health professionals, conservationists, community leaders, historians and educators to explore the many ways in which Olmsted’s values can address today’s challenges. Rooted in Olmsted’s values of universal access to parks and the health and environmental benefits of open space and resilient designs, the celebration will examine the life, leadership and enduring influence of this American visionary.
Olmsted 200 is managed by the National Association for Olmsted Parks, along with founding partners The American Society of Landscape Architects, The Garden Club of America, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, City Parks Alliance, National Recreation and Park Association, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, The Trust for Public Land, American Public Health Association and The Landscape Architecture Foundation.