Welcome to The Frederick Law Olmsted Society…

If you aren’t familiar with the not-so-hidden gems of Riverside…time to get acquainted!


“…In 1868, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his partner, Calvert Vaux, were commissioned to plan a unique community just west of Chicago, Illinois. The result was Riverside, a beautiful community along the Des Plaines River, complete with curving lanes, abundant greenery, and gas street lights. One hundred years later, the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside was formed….”

In 1970, Riverside was named a National Historic Landscape District.