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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Frederick Law Olmsted Day, April 30, 2022

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Earlier this week, Mayor Gene Fultz read a proclamation establishing April 30, 2022 as Frederick Law Olmsted Day throughout Lake Wales. The City of Lake Wales and Lake Wales Heritage are hosting Olmsted Day in Lake Wailes Park on Saturday, April 30 in celebration of Olmsted’s contributions to our city.

Rich in history, the City of Lake Wales was originally intended to be a “City in a Garden.” In 1929, leaders of the City retained Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to create a master plan to help guide the layout of the city. Olmsted submitted the plan in 1931 that drew upon the garden city movement which came from Great Britain in the late 1800s. The plan featured streets lined with trees and a network of trails linking people to parks and area establishments, making Lake Wales the first city in the state to have a comprehensive master plan designed by the Olmsted Firm.

Join us at Olmsted Day at Lake Wailes Park on April 30 between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature food, games, music and much more. Various fun activities will be available for both children and adults.

For more information, visit: https://lakewalesheritage.org/olmsted-200-celebration-april-30-2022

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