The Man Who Built Central Park
Can I introduce you to someone?
Olmstead had a unique passion.
He loved creating parks.
He thought they were necessary for a great quality of life.
He co-designed the world-recognized Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
He helped preserve the natural gem of Yosemite and his legacy of design is responsible for building over 200+ beautiful parks all over the USA.
I never thought much of parks but when I think about it, they are a big deal.
They carry decades of the world’s memories.
They harbor youthful bike rides, first kisses and unforgettable picnics.
I don’t want to know who I’d be if I couldn’t play in Prospect Park growing up, or read books in it as an adult.
I mean, who would you be if you didn’t have a park?
I wanted to introduce you to Olmstead because he’s a reminder that passions, even as frivolous as they may appear, can still have a tremendous positive effect on the world.
We don’t all have to be lawyers or politicians to change the world.
We can simply make parks.