Olmsted's Enduring Legacy
Learn more about Frederick Law Olmsted and the amazing legacy he left behind.
In New York's Buffalo and Niagara Falls, Frederick Law Olmsted left behind a profound legacy for America: The country's first Urban Park System, its first State Park, and a template for scenic preservation ultimately used in the creation of the National Park System. Olmsted's Enduring Legacy, airing Tuesday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, is a story of visionary thinking and visionary acts that still enrich a part of the American heartland even after a century of monumental boom, bust, and recovery. Combined with original Olmsted works, animated maps, and comparative historical and contemporary scenes, Olmsted's Enduring Legacy is an engaging yet thorough telling of this critical moment in Olmsted's development as America's greatest landscape architect.