Frederick Law Olmsted | A Passion for Parks, National Geographic: Neighborhood Block Party

Man smoking cigar relaxes in chair talking with man and woman on residential street.

Families congregate for a block party in Riverside, a Frederick Law Olmsted planned community west of Chicago, Illinois. The entire village was designated a National Historical Landmark in 1970 because of its significance as the first planned community in the U.S. The unique original landscaping of the suburban plan still followed today allows for green space and an open rural feeling.

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