Frederick Law Olmsted – Creating a Beautiful Landscape Last Updated: November 2023
Did you know that the father of architectural landscape was born and raised in Connecticut? The brilliant mind behind Central Park, the United States Capitol Grounds, the grounds of the 1893 Columbia Exposition, Boston Fens, and more, spent his early years exploring the scenic Connecticut countryside – and it’s no surprise that the state’s natural beauty influenced his career path.
2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Fredrick Law Olmsted’s birth, and the state is celebrating his impact on Connecticut’s outdoor offerings. Here are a handful of Connecticut parks Olmsted designed – all worth visiting!
Photo credit: The Olmsted Legacy Trail