Some of you may have seen a “big” celebrity outside this morning and wondered what’s going on. We are excited to announce that Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed Riverside and hundreds of famous parks throughout the country, visited our school today.
Mr. Olmsted is here celebrating his 200th birthday courtesy of the National Association of Olmsted Parks; and he brought a special gift for our school library! Our very own illustrated copy of “Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America!”
Also, be on the lookout for Mr. Olmsted in other places around town, including the Riverside Public Library, which will also receive copies of the new book.
Visit our photo album to see all the photos of Frederick Law Olmsted’s visit to our school.
St. Mary Catholic School 97 Herrick Road Riverside, IL 60546