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Olmsted Designed Parks
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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.
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Olmsted Designed ParksWilliam Ross Rust Estate - Tacoma, WA

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The beautiful mansion on the border of the North Slope Historic District was built in 1905 for William Ross Rust, President of the Tacoma Smelter and Refining Co. The landscaping of the property was designed by the Olmsted firm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/23/2008

last visited: 1/24/2008

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Olmsted Designed ParksGenesee Valley Park, Rochester, NY

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Genesee Valley Park is dominated by three intersecting waterways, Red Creek, the New York State Barge Canal and the Genesee River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 1/18/2008

last visited: 10/25/2012

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Olmsted Designed ParksWeyerhaueser Mansion - Tacoma, WA

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No costs were spared when building the Weyerhaueser Mansion, also known as Haddaway Hall. The grounds were designed by the Olmsted firm and feature the open English country style so favored by the firm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/6/2008

last visited: 1/7/2008

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Olmsted Designed ParksOak Grove Linear Park - Atlanta/Druid Hills, GA

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Oak Grove park is a wonderful 50-acre urban park that runs along Ponce de Leon Avenue and connects downtown Atlanta with Druid Hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Georgia

date approved: 11/13/2007

last visited: 8/4/2008

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Olmsted Designed ParksCapitol Grounds, Washington, D.C.

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When Congress finally decided to landscape the 59 acres of the Capitol Grounds, they turned to America’s premier landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted created the pleasant park-like setting that you see today, including the terraces fronting the Capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 10/25/2007

last visited: 10/19/2012

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Olmsted Designed ParksMidway Plaisance - Chicago, IL

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Midway Plaisance was build for the Worlds Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/8/2007

last visited: 4/6/2012

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Olmsted Designed ParksSeward Park, Seattle WA

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Seward Park, once known as Bailey Peninsula, is the forested 300-acre parcel near downtown Seattle that jutts out into Lake Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing

location: Washington

date approved: 10/7/2007

last visited: 5/19/2010

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Olmsted Designed ParksArmour Square Park - Chicago, IL

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Constructed in 1905, Armour Square Park tried to tie a community together.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/26/2007

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksWashtenong Memorial Park - Ann Arbor, MI

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Located on the west side of Whitmore Lake Road, between Stein and North Barton Drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/16/2007

last visited: never

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Olmsted Designed ParksRiverside Park, Buffalo, New York

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One of the many Olmsted Designed Parks in Buffalo, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru

location: New York

date approved: 9/13/2007

last visited: 7/24/2011

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Olmsted Designed ParksNew York State Reservation at Niagara Falls

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The Niagara Reservation is a state park designed by Olmsted overlooking Niagara Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman

location: New York

date approved: 8/9/2007

last visited: 7/11/2005

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Olmsted Designed ParksCobbs Hill Reservoir

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One of three reservoirs for Rochester, NY was landscaped by the Olmstead Brothers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 7/18/2007

last visited: 11/22/2010

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Olmsted Designed ParksWashington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri

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The site plan for Washington University in St. Louis was designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/3/2007

last visited: 6/17/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksWashington State Capitol Campus - Olympia, Washington

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The Olmsted Brothers created the original 54-acre Washington State Capitol Campus site plan in 1928.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/22/2007

last visited: 7/13/2014

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Olmsted Designed ParksHighland Park--Rochester, NY

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Rochester Park Commission hired Frederick Law Olmsted to design Highland Park in 1888.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly

location: New York

date approved: 4/13/2007

last visited: 4/6/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksAlaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Grounds - Seattle, Washington

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The Olmsted Brothers designed the grounds for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, located in Seattle, Washington, in 1909. The centerpiece of the design was a large pond called Geyser Basin.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/27/2007

last visited: 4/22/2011

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Olmsted Designed ParksWashington Park - Denver, CO

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Washington Park is one of the most popular and well known parks in Denver.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/25/2007

last visited: 4/18/2011

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Olmsted Designed ParksWashington Park - Portland, Oregon

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Originally known as City Park, John Olmsted offered several suggestions for changes in the park's design, including a name change, as part of his park plan for the city of Portland in 1903.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 11/22/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksWashington Park Arboretum - Seattle, Washington

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Washington Park Arboretum was part of the Olmsted Brothers original master plan for Seattle parks in 1903. Funding wasn't available until the 1930's however, and a junior partner of the firm did the final designs for the arboretum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 1/11/2007

last visited: 8/21/2011

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Olmsted Designed ParksElizabeth Park - Hartford, Connecticut

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Elizabeth Park was designed by the Olmsted firm and the park shows the trademark Olmsted vistas of overlooks above expanses of meadows, fields and water. It is best known for its International Rose Test Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/10/2007

last visited: 10/27/2011

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Olmsted Designed ParksConnecticut State Capitol Grounds - Hartford, Connecticut

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Frederick Law Olmsted, an 8th generation Hartford resident, was chosen to design the grounds of the new State House which opened in 1878.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Connecticut

date approved: 1/10/2007

last visited: 7/24/2013

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Olmsted Designed ParksElmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

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Elmwood Cemetery is located at 1200 Elmwood Avenue Detroit, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714

location: Michigan

date approved: 1/7/2007

last visited: 4/11/2010

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Olmsted Designed ParksBelle Isle Park, Detroit, MI

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The historic Belle Isle park is located in Detroit, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WrightStuff

location: Michigan

date approved: 1/5/2007

last visited: 12/30/2012

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