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Planning Underway for Olmsted 200

The bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted will take place on April 26, 2022, and a planning group has been formed to develop a year-long national celebration. The group includes ASLA, the National Association for Olmsted Parks, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the Garden Club of America, the City Parks Alliance, and the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. The project’s goals are expected to include an exploration of Olmsted’s and his firms’ contribution to American life and culture, with an emphasis on his core design principles and democratic values, as well as the stimulation of a national conversation about the need for universal access to parks, recreation, and open space for all communities, including those that have traditionally been underserved. Olmsted 200 will include significant opportunities for local activity, as well as for active engagement with the public and within the profession. Stay tuned for more details as plans are developed.

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