Unsurpassed in the field of landscape architecture, Frederick Olmsted, Sr., defined and named the profession and designed any of America's most beloved 19th-century parks and landscapes, including New York's Central Park, Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the Biltmore Estate, and the U.S. Capitol grounds. Although Olmstead's hand never reached Palm Beach, his legacy of design principles influences leading landscape architects today. In this panel led by Charles Birnbaum of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, three landscape architects will discuss their work for three public Palm Beach parks: Bradley Park, the Lake Park, and Phipps Ocean Park. The revitalization of these parks for the public good carries on Olmstead's ideal of 'communitiveness' and provides equitable space for people to come together in nature.
This panel is part of the Olmstead 200 Celebration, which seeks to ensure that Olmstead's legacy lives on by renewing our shared public commitment to the preservation and stewardship of our historic parks and landscapes. The Garden Club of Palm Beach is honored to present this lecture in partnership with the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Books by the panelist will be available for purchase and signing after the panel.
For more information regarding the event, please visit The Society of The Four Arts' event listing: The Renaissance Of Palm Beach Parks, The Society of The Four Arts.