Staten Island Home of Frederick Law Olmsted

Janes Walk

Led By Tina Kaasmann-Dunn, Board Member, Friends of Olmsted-Biel House AND Ray Matarazzo

Our walk will be around the outside of the grounds and house that was the home of Frederick Law Olmsted — who designed Central Park and hundreds of other parks. Bring your camera — the trees he planted in 1849 still survive! We will wlak in the 3 1/2 acres that still survive today. His stone house is still standing, yet we will not go inside. We will walk a short distance to the beach on his land to see where his dock was. This is where his story begins! An NYC Landmarks site, most people have no idea this house exists with the first trees he ever planted.

We will be outside on lawns and a driveway. No sidewalks. Flat terrain and no stairs. Cars can park on neighboring property -- please ask for more details if coming by car. Parking is at 4485 Hylan Blvd. The location is a short walk to the ocean.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 8, 2022
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Staten Island
Theme: Art & Architecture, Environment, History & Culture
Language: English
The Olmsted Beil House on Staten Island. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Wil540. Modifications: photo cropped.