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This system consists of three flagship parks and the six parkways that connect them, all designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. and his sons. For more than three decades, the Olmsted firm shaped the city—18 parks and 14.5 miles of boulevards in all—each designed in deference to natural topographic attributes. Today some 6,000 trees from the Olmsted design era provide the city its mature tree canopy. Learn more at www.tclf.org
Photograph by Bob Hower