Olmsted’s Central Park Plan

Olmsted’s Central Park Plan

The image above is Frederick Law Olmsted’s original design for Central Park. As Olmsted writes in his “Passages in the Life of an Unpractical Man,” “properly planned and managed public recreation grounds would have a most civilizing and refining influence on the people” (241). Parks became a tranquil escape for the fast paced lifestyle of New Yorkers.  Below is a current image of Central Park.

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