Olmsted’s Legacy

by karinabishop

“What we most want is a simply, broad, open space of clean greensward, with sufficient play of surface and a sufficient number of trees about it to supply a variety of light and shade.”

-Frederick Law Olmsted, “Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns”, 1870.

The Central Park Conservancy has worked to beautifully maintain Olmsted’s vision for the Park as an oasis from urban life…