Olmsted 200

View of the landscape in Morningside Park which features a cascading waterfall on the bedrock, tulips by the pond, and a baseball field in the far distance

April 26, 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), an innovative landscape architect who co-designed some of New York City's most beloved parks, including Central Park, Prospect Park, Morningside Park, and Fort Greene Park. Today Olmsted is known for pioneering the field of landscape architecture, and many of his ideas now serve as the foundation for contemporary landscape design.

Join us in celebrating the 200th birthday and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted through our Arsenal Gallery exhibition, Urban Park Ranger tours, and other celebrations in our parks. 

view of Concrete Plant Park

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy
See Frederick Law Olmsted's lasting influence on park innovation in New York City. With renderings, site plans, and photos, the show highlights 10 renovations throughout the city. On display through June 2.

Portrait of Frederick Law Olmsted

Olmsted-Designed New York City Parks
Learn about what inspired Olmsted's interest in landscape design and parks and take a look at the parks and greenspaces across the city that he designed, all of which still exist today!

Sunset Park is an example of how Olmsted's principle of style is incorporated into park design

Landscape Design 101: Olmsted-Inspired Design Principles in New York City Parks
Explore how Olmsted's design principles are reflected in the design of our park features and the park experience today!

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