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.
The Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside invites residents to the second Open Meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 2, 7:30 PM, at the Riverside Public Library lower level Public Meeting Room, 1 Burling Road, Riverside.[Read more…]
Our next workday will be September 6th along Riverside Road. Please help us to beautify our green spaces.[Read more…]
Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 14 for an inspiring talk from Joel Greenberg, Chicago’s “Dean of Naturalists.”[Read more…]
A Lecture by Margaret S. Guzek
Sponsored by the Riverside Public Library and the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM, in the Great Room
Our next Walking Tour will head North on September 21st. Advanced ticket sales are now available on our Walking Tours homepage.[Read more…]
The Olmsted Society will be participating in the Riverside Cruise Nights this summer. Stop by September 28th and say hi![Read more…]
The Riverside Public Library and the Frederick Olmsted Society Co-sponsor a Lecture : A Deep Energy Retrofit Case Study by Marcus de la Fleur[Read more…]
Summer Newsletter released!
Check out the 2014 Summer 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…]
2014 Poetry and Imagery Contests winners to be announced at year end ceremonies at participating schools.[Read more…]
Thank you to all who participated in Housewalk 2014: Sustainability: Then & Now![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…]
Olmsted Society Members
Save 75% on 50/50 Tree Planting Program