Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Law Olmstead

David at Hoyt Lake
June 1, 2022
Hoyt Lake

Delaware Park

Known in the United States as the Father of Landscape Architecture he may be best known for Central Park in NYC. However he was hired my the City of Buffalo to duplicate it, Instead he was inspired by Buffalo’s radial street design and also its proximity to Lake Erie and local creeks and waterways, he proposed creating a “city within a park”; his design ended up encompassing six major parks, seven parkways, and eight landscaped circles throughout the city. The country’s first urban parks system was born.