Frederick Law Olmsted

American landscape designer, journalist, social critic, and public administrator (1822-1903)

Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is considered to be the father of American landscape architecture.[1] He helped Calvert Vaux design Central Park in New York City.[2] Later he designed many parks.


  1. "Frederick Law Olmsted - Founder of landscape architechture". Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  2. "F. L Olmsted is Dead; End Comes to Great Landscape Architect at Waverly, Mass. Designer of Central and Prospect Parks and Other Famous Garden Spots of American Cities." New York Times. August 29, 1903.