Olmsted Linear Park is a treasured green space in Atlanta that was designed by Frederick Olmsted, the designer of Central Park in New York City. For over 100 years, area residents and visitors have enjoyed the six contiguous parks along Ponce de Leon Ave. These 44 acres of wooded paths and open spaces attract walkers, bikers and joggers throughout the year. Given that this park is only a few miles from our home, it is becoming a favorite destination for a close-by escape to nature. Although the fall colors were starting to fade this past weekend, the morning sun brilliantly illuminated the trees. I was moved to capture the beauty of the woods within Deepdene, the most eastern portion of the Linear Parks.
“The beauty of the park…should be the beauty of the fields, the meadow, the prairie, of the green pastures, and the still waters. What we want to gain is tranquility and rest the mind.”
Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.