Our Mission

A child sits beside a man in suit who is laying on his back in the grass, 1914
Charlotte with her father, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., 1914

NPS Photo

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation strengthens the capacity of parks and historic properties to manage cultural landscapes as part of our national heritage.

Working in partnership with national parks, universities, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, the Olmsted Center provides a full range of technical assistance in cultural landscape research, planning, stewardship, and education.

Founded at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, the Olmsted Center perpetuates the traditions of the Olmsted Offices and Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.'s lifelong commitment to people, parks, and public spaces.

Last updated: December 7, 2018