National Association for Olmsted Parks
The National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP), established in 1980, is a coalition of design and preservation professionals, historic property and park managers, scholars, municipal officials, citizen activists and representatives of numerous Olmsted organizations around the United States. Its concern is the legacy of landscape work left by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and the firm founded by his sons, Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects (OBLA).
Mission: NAOP advances Olmsted principles and the legacy of irreplaceable parks and landscapes that revitalize communities and enrich people’s lives.
In addition to NAOP serving as a national membership organization, there are many local organizations that also preserve FLOs designs in their communities. Some of these are listed below and if trying to follow the link and you get a screen requesting a password, click on the x in the upper right corner of that screen and it may still open the site for you:
Atlanta, GA – www.atlantaolmstedpark.org
Boston, MA – www.emeraldnecklace.org/olmsted.htm
Buffalo, NY – www.buffaloolmstedparks.org.
Chicago, IL –
Connecticut – www.ctolmsted.org
Louisville, KY – www.olmstedparks.org. (the site is not currently working)
Maine — www.maineolmsted.org
Niagara Reservation, Niagara Falls, NY —
Riverside, IL – www.olmstedsociety.org
Rochester, NY — www.landmarksociety.org (the site is not currently working)
Seattle, WA – www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/olmsted. (miss-directed link)
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