Event Series: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. and John Charles Olmsted

Considered by many the “Father of Landscape Architecture”, Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. was born in 1822, April 26. Park, trail and natural resource advocates, planners, park professionals and millions of people who have enjoyed the Olmsted legacy of parks, formal and informal, for the past two-hundred years will mark the anniversary with events across the United States throughout 2022. The national celebration is coordinated by the National Association of Olmsted Parks.

Here in Portland, numerous lectures, events, and field excursions will focus on the works of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. (FLO) and his son John Charles Olmsted (JCO), who carried forward the landscape philosophy established by his stepfather, including the public spaces of multiple cities in the Pacific Northwest.

Click here to read up on the Olmsteds and their impact on the Portland Metro Region, and scroll down for a list of upcoming events.

Olmsted 200 Event Series

A portrait of John Charles Olmsted