Welcome to The Frederick Law Olmsted Society
In 1868, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his partner, Calvert Vaux, were commissioned to plan a unique community just west of Chicago, Illinois. The result was Riverside, a beautiful community along the Des Plaines River, complete with curving lanes, abundant greenery, and gas street lights. One hundred years later, the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside was formed.
In 1970, Riverside was named a National Historic Landscape District.
It is time to renew your membership for 2014! If you are not yet a member you can join today online.[Read more…]
Tour 6 unique Riverside homes from the Victorian Age to contemporary Green-Build…all timeless through materials and design. Learn how solar, geothermal, rain water management and other home improvement choices can increase your home’s vitality.[Read more…]
Riverside Director of Public Works Ed Bailey and Village Engineer Orion Galey will present the Comprehensive Sewer Study for Riverside at the Riverside Public Library on March 19th at 7pm.[Read more…]
The 2014 Walking Tours schedule has been released![Read more…]
The 2014 Workday schedule has been released! Please help us to beautify our green spaces.[Read more…]
Olmsted Society Members
Save 75% on 50/50 Tree Planting Program
Winter Newsletter released!
Check out the 2013 Winter Newsletter today and learn more about FLOS.
Our Annual Meeting was held at 7pm at the Riverside Township Hall and featured guest speaker Carey Lundin who produced the video, “Jens Jensen Legacy”.[Read more…]
Thanks to all who helped with FRED![Read more…]
Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to our 2013 winners![Read more…]
A big thank you to all tha helped at the Scout Cabin on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and make the 2013 Garlic Mustard Pull a success[Read more…]
Ben Cox, Friends of the Forest Preserves President, discusses invasive species at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, IL[Read more…]
The Olmsted Society has partnered with the SCGA in support of their mission to identify, preserve and promote the resources of the Salt Creek Greenway. Take a moment to learn more of what the SCGA has to offer![Read more…]
Multiple Riverside landscape resources are available through our site. Please feel free to explore. Recently added are landscape plans from Olmsted member John Kunka.[Read more…]