Olmsted 200: Celebrating the designer of Druid Hills

Dellwood Park is one of the Olmsted Linear Parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue in Druid Hills.

Frederick Law Olmsted, considered the father of landscape architecture, built some of America’s most preeminent greenspaces: Central Park in New York Metropolis, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

In 1892, though ending the Biltmore Estate, Olmsted was invited to Atlanta by developer Joel Hurt (who also conceived Inman Park) to style his most current planned group, Druid Hills. The centerpiece of the community would be a series of linear parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue. It would be Olmsted’s final commission before his loss of life in 1903.

As with all his models, Olmsted’s key goal, no matter what and the place he was functioning, was to try to adjust American culture for the far better. He used his landscape layouts to encourage harmony, wellbeing and social democracy and thought that parks and greenspace have been a spot for all people to appear jointly, build neighborhood and link on prevalent floor. 

A sequence of activities are prepared April 25-30 to commemorate Olmsted’s 200th birthday in the community.

Olmsted 200 Tennis Tournament
Olmsted Linear Park Affiliation is partnering with the Druid Hills Golf Club to host the Olmsted 200 Tennis Event to benefit the park and commemorate Frederick Legislation Olmsted’s 200th birthday on April 25. The match will have two periods: 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is a mixed doubles event limited to 44 players each session, so sign up early to reserve your slot. Players will be partnered up by their USTA level until specified otherwise. This is a exciting, charitable celebration and each individual registrant will get a swag bag. Foodstuff and beverages will also be accessible. Register at atlantaolmstedpark.org.

Olmsted 200th Birthday Gala at Callanwolde
Rejoice Olmsted’s birthday in model on April 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at this black-tie optional soiree at the Callanwolde Good Arts Centre, 980 Briarcliff Road. The evening will featuring dwell jazz audio from Joe Gransden and culinary treats by Zest, along with beer and wine options. The celebration will be the two indoors and outside, with COVID-19 protocols in place. At this posting, the gala was marketed out, but check this hyperlink for the launch of more tickets.

This property at 956 Springdale is on this year’s Druid Hills Dwelling & Backyard garden Tour.

Historic Druid Hills Property & Back garden Tour
Twelve historic homes and gardens in the Olmsted-designed Druid Hills neighborhood will be showcased at the 52nd annual party, which returns just after a two-12 months pandemic hiatus. Order tickets at this hyperlink.

Olmsted Linear Park Artists Sector
Head around to Dellwood Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 30 for great searching from area artisans, kids’ actions and much more.

Shawn Mullins

Outdoor Live performance at Emory Village
Deliver your pals and your blankets to Emory Village on April 30 at 6 p.m. to blend, mingle, and listen to a absolutely free concert headlined by Grammy-nominated musician Shawn Mullins. 

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