Best known as the designer of NY City’s Central Park, Olmsted is considered the Father of American Landscape Architecture in America. He coined the name Landscape Architect for the Central Park design competition, and his influence spread nationwide. He designed Boston’s famed Emerald Necklace and many regional parks. Essex County NJ is home to Branch Brook Park, designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm, the sons of FLO. Olmsted considered Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to be his greatest accomplishment.
To see more, visit the FLO National Historic Site here.