Olmsted and America's Urban Parks
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 10/16/2012
151 years after Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) designed New York City's Central Park with Calvert Vaux it remains an undisputed haven of tranquility amid one of the most unnatural places in the world. Olmsted and America's Urban Parks narrated by actress Kerry Washington examines the visionary urban planner and landscape architect's impact on the development of America's first great city parks. Told in large part through Olmsted's own words this film weaves together his poignant personal story and pioneering vision with contemporary footage of the lasting masterpieces he left behind.