Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted: Good Day, from Central Park

Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822 – 1903

We celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted today. Olmsted, an American landscape architect, was famous for designing many well known urban parks. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they titled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873.

Today, Central Park is on the most famous New York City sights. Here are some stunning pictures of Central Park this week.

Central Park, NYC.


Central Park (Scott Dunn)The next time you see the beauty of Central Park in NYC, celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted.


Central ParkRowing on the lake in Central Park. 

Central ParkCentral Park from above. 


Bow Bridge Central ParkBow Bridge in Central Park.

Central Park Aerial ViewAerial View of Central Park.

Central Park (panoramic view)Panoramic view of New York City over Central Park

In addition to Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted was also involved in numerous projects, including Prospect Park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Quebec, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Massachusetts, Highland Park in Rochester, New York, and Stanford University in California.

His legacy lives on in the beautiful, living and breathing landscapes that continue to exist in cities today. Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted and his legacy the next time you visit Central Park and experience its beauty.

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Photo credits: Scott DunnBokeh & TravelKevin Woodssylvain.collet, and Werner Kunz

Article By: Tiffany Qua, Social Media Manager

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About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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