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.
Our next workday will be August 2nd at Harrington Park. Please help us to beautify our green spaces.[Read more…]
Our next Walking Tour will head North on July 27th. Advanced ticket sales are now available on our Walking Tours homepage.[Read more…]
Slowly recapturing the views of the Des Plaines River[Read more…]
The Olmsted Society will be participating in the Riverside Cruise Nights this summer. Stop by August 14th and say hi![Read more…]
Thank you to all who participated in Housewalk 2014: Sustainability: Then & Now![Read more…]
2014 Poetry and Imagery Contests winners to be announced at year end ceremonies at participating schools.[Read more…]
On April 26th, over 40 volunteers from the Olmsted Society, the Village of Riverside and students from the Riverside Brookfield High School worked together to open up the riverbank on the South end of Swan Pond.[Read more…]
Spring Newsletter released!
Check out the 2014 Spring Newsletter today and learn more about FLOS.
It is time to renew your membership for 2014! If you are not yet a member you can join today online.[Read more…]
Photos from the Swan Pond Workday[Read more…]
On Wednesday, May 14th, Kim Hunter, proprietor of The Green Goats, spoke at the Riverside Public LIbrary regarding the use of goats in environmentally healthy landscape care.[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…]
Ben Cox, Friends of the Forest Preserves President, discusses invasive species at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, IL[Read more…]
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