Touring Olmsted Spaces

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Cadwalader Park

Olmsted believed that the public realm should be a respite; a place to retreat from the stress of urban life, and that public open space should be accessible to all people. By the time FLO began to design Cadwalader Park in 1890, he had been planning parks in this country’s leading cities for over 30 years. Cadwalader Park in Trenton is Olmsted’s last great urban park design.

Cadwalader Park is also notable as the only park in New Jersey personally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

The Lawrenceville School is Olmsted’s most successful campus design.

 

Saturday, July 22, 10 am – Tour of Cadwalader Park, with David Bosted – Olmsted’s plan for the park included the species of trees and shrubs to be planted.  Trustee David Bosted will discuss the masterful arrangement of plantings in the park so that vistas are closed and then revealed.  Meet at Ellarslie.  Fee $5, Members $3.  Pay at the Door.   Raindate: Sunday, July 23

Saturday, July 29, 10 am – Tour of Lawrenceville School Grounds with David Bosted – Learn to recognize Olmsted’s signature features. Meet at the gate to the Lawrenceville School Grounds.  Fee $5, TMS members $3.  Pay at the Gate.  Raindate: Sunday, July 30

Saturday, August 5, 10 am – Tour the Wayfinding Signs, Statues, Buildings in Cadwalader Park with Jean Bickal.  Fee $5, Members $3.  Pay at the Door.

Saturday, September 2 – 10:00 a.m. A Walk Through History. Hike 3 miles on the D&R Canal Feeder towpath between Upper Ferry Road and Ellarslie. Meet at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park. 2-3 hours. Questions? Contact Bob Barth at 201-401-3121 or bbarth321@aol.com. Sponsored by the D&R Canal Watch.

Saturday, September 9, 1 pm – Tour of Cadwalader Park, with David Bosted – This program is a repeat of the July 22 program.  Olmsted’s plan for the park included the species of trees and shrubs to be planted.  Trustee David Bosted will discuss the masterful arrangement of plantings in the park so that vistas are closed and then revealed.  Meet at Ellarslie.  Fee $5, Members $3.  Pay at the Door.   Raindate: Sunday, September 10, at noon

 

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