A PARK IS A WORK OF ART
DESIGNED TO PRODUCE CERTAIN EFFECTS UPON THE MIND...

 

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED (1822-1903)

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture, Jackson Park became the site of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition where millions of visitors from around the world explored and experienced the best examples of science, industry, art, and innovation in a newly designed city environment that would influence the direction of American architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning well into the 20th century.

Today, Jackson Park is once again a place for grand vision and innovation, where new benchmarks for urban parks are being established, and where visitors will be able to connect with Chicago's past and future, while discovering the wonders of science, nature and humanity in an inspiring historic landscape that is engineered to be a sustainable natural habitat that uplifts and inspires the mind, body and spirit of all who visit.

OLMSTED'S VISION

Olmsted believed that a park is both a work of art and a necessity for urban life.
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HISTORIC LANDSCAPE

One of the most significant and complex historic landscapes in the nation.
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21st CENTURY

Parks and landscapes are living and ever-changing.
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News & Press

Presentation: Jackson Park Revitalization in St. Petersburg, Russia
Announcements

Patricia M. O'Donnell FASLA, AICP will present Revitalizing Historic Jackson Park: Integrating Heritage and Ecology, Sustainability and Resilience in Chicago at the 52nd World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects held in St. Petersburg, Russia from June 7-10, 2015. Read More

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Presentation: Revitalizing Historic Jackson Park

6/07

Presentation: Revitalizing Historic Jackson Park

St. Petersburg, Russia | 52nd World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects @12:00am

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