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Olmsted Designed Parks
Description:
This category is for listing all parks, parkways, campuses, and other open spaces designed by Frederick Law Olmsted or his two sons John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.
Expanded Description:
Frederick Law Olmsted was one of America's most prominent landscape architects. Some of his most famous parks are Central Park in New York City, Niagara Falls State Park (the oldest state park in the US), entire park systems in Boston, Buffalo, Louisville, and Seattle, and the grounds of the US Capitol Building and White House. He also designed the campuses of 355 colleges and universities.

Olmsted's two sons, John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr, took over the landscape architecture firm from their father after he died. Together they went on to design even more parks and campuses, not only in the US, but also in Canada, South America, and England.

A list of notable projects can be found at his wikipedia entries here and here. A master list of all Olmsted commissions can be searched at the National Association for Olmsted Parks website.
Instructions for Posting a Olmsted Designed Parks Waymark:
To create a waymark in this category, post the coordinates of the main entrance, or one of the entrances, to the park or campus designed by any of the Olmsteds. If the park is part of a master system of parks, each park is eligible for listing.

The name of the waymark should be the name of the park, parkway, or campus.

Be sure to include a photo of at least one place within the park, and use it as the default image on the waymark page. It would also be nice to include other pictures of places of interest within the park and also the park sign, but is not necessary.

For the description, include some history of the project, unique design aspects, or any other information you think may be of interest.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the park to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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Olmsted Designed ParksRiverside Land Company Cemetery - Spokane, WA

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Ricerside Cemetery is on North Government Way, across the road from Greenwood Cemetery on the western edge of Spokane.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: 1/17/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksGreenwood Cemetery - Spokane, WA

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Greenwood Cemetery, on the western edge of the city of Spokane, is a very large old cemetery, the extension of which was designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/30/2013

last visited: 1/12/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksOlmsted Garden - Jacksonville, FL

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Olmsted Garden is one of three gardens at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. The three gardens were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. Renovation of the Olmsted Garden was completed in 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 12/10/2013

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksThe Frederick Law Olmsted Park - Newport, Rhode Island

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The Frederick Law Olmsted Park, designed by landcape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, is located on Bellevue Avenue, in Newport, Rhode Island. The three acre park was named for Stoneacre, the mansion designed in 1884 by William Potter for John Ellis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 11/21/2013

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksHistoric Thompson Park - Watertown, NY

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Historic Thompson Park is an historic Olmsted Creation, located with entrances off Gotham St, Academy St and Franklin St in Watertown, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: New York

date approved: 6/10/2013

last visited: 2/24/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksNew York State Capitol east and west lawns - Albany, NY

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Olmstead designed the east and west lawns around the New York State Capitol Building. He also submitted plans for the Capitol Plaza (Legislative Office Building and The Egg now stand. They would not have been built here if Olmstead had his way.)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 3/17/2013

last visited: 6/24/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksFrederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

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In 1883, Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston and established “Fairsted”, the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/21/2013

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksLariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive - Golden, CO

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This road was the original entrance to the Denver Mountain Parks System and initially designed by the Olmstead firm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/2/2013

last visited: 3/27/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksEastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

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The Eastern Promenade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an Olmsted-designed park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Maine

date approved: 10/9/2012

last visited: 6/10/2008

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Olmsted Designed ParksMount Evans Scenic Byway - Clear Creek County, CO

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The stunning road that ascends Mount Evans was designed by F. L. Olmsted, Jr., in preparation for this area to become a National Park (which never happened).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 10/9/2012

last visited: 6/28/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksAlabama State Capitol Grounds - Montgomery, Alabama

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The Frederick Law Olmsted firm designed the grounds for the Alabama State Capitol in 1889.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/12/2012

last visited: 8/31/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksAmerican Military Cemetery - Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridge, UK

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The Olmsted Brothers designed the magnificent landscape here at the American Military Cemetery. The thought in the design has created a magnificent place for reflection.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/8/2012

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksFulford Place - Brockville, Ontario

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An Olmstead Designed Park Space in Brockville, Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Canadianzombie

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/13/2012

last visited: 10/13/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksParc du Mont-Royal - Montréal, Qc, Canada

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Parc du Mont-Royal is a famous park located in Montreal, Qc, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2012

last visited: 9/22/2009

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Olmsted Designed ParksForest Park - Springfield, MA

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The 745 acre Forest Park is located in the southwest part of Springfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 10/27/2011

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksUniversity of Florida - Gainesville, FL

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The University of Florida campus landscape was designed by the Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., in the 1920s. Today, the campus is listed as an historic district on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: 11/7/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksCheesman Park - Denver, CO

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Cheesman Park was built on an old, abandoned cemetery, of which skeletons keep 'popping up.'

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 5/9/2011

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksGeorge W. Clayton Trust and College - Denver, CO

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Clayton College was to help orphaned boys in the Denver area learn a trade

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksBerkely [Lake] Park - Denver, CO

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Berkeley Park is just east of the White City (later renamed Lakeside Amusement Park).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksCity Park - Denver, CO

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Denver's largest and one of the oldest parks, City Park is a vital component for both recreation and education in this area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: 3/30/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksCivic Center Park - Denver, CO

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It took several Mayors and many years before Civic Center Park, now one of Denver's most utilized, was created.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/18/2011

last visited: 4/21/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksCongress Park - Saratoga Springs, NY

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Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, includes a landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted. The Park, and the old Canfield Casino within it, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: New York

date approved: 12/6/2010

last visited: 8/18/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksBroadmoor Resort Gardens, Colorado Springs

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This 5-Star resort does everything top class, including the landscaping.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean

location: Colorado

date approved: 10/6/2010

last visited: 1/6/2012

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Olmsted Designed ParksThe Rockery/Memorial Cairn - Easton, MA

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Frederick Law Olmsted was hired by the Ames family in the North Easton village of Easton to beautify the lands, including the stone monument cairn called the Rockery, in the center of the intersection of Lincoln, Barrows, and Main St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/22/2010

last visited: 12/11/2011

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Olmsted Designed ParksBack Bay Fens "Emerald Necklace" - Boston, MA

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The Back Bay Fens, which includes the Muddy River, some wetlands, memorials, victory gardens, and athletic fields, may be the most altered of the Olmsted parks in Boston's Emerald Necklace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/12/2010

last visited: never

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