City, Civic Groups Plan Celebration of Olmsted Heritage Parks
A “family fun event” this spring will recognize the legendary figure who created the city’s original streetscapes, as well as Bok Tower Gardens and Mountain Lake. The all-day event will feature bands, food, games and contests, awards, plus plant and vendor sales.
“Olmsted Day in the Park” will be held April 30 in Lake Wailes Park, part of a nationwide celebration in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed many of America’s most famous parks, campuses, and cityscapes. “We want to give parents a break while we host games for the kids, and give parents a chance to compete for some outstanding prizes, too.,” said Nicole Sealey, a local educator and president of Lake Wales Heritage, a host organization. “It’s a great opportunity to learn about what makes our city special while having fun.”
Included in the day’s activities will be a “Family Feud” style contest to win a quadcopter drone. An educational booth will offer information about city…