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Fred's Facts

Frederick Law Olmsted believed parks would educate and civilize citizens, that they would provide physical and spiritual blessings to people from tenements and sweatships as well as those from expensive mansions. He believed all people would meet and mingle in parks, thus overcoming the barriers of class and wealth. He believed in the power of parks to elevate humankind.

Fred's Facts

April 13, 2011

With its stylized system of roads and concourses, music court, lily pond, and carefully arranged border plantings, Shawnee was the most formal of Frederick Law Olmsted’s large, pastoral parks.