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Location 1

Audubon Park

31.2 acres

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Parks constitute one of the best means of drawing people out-of-doors. It rarely is a sense of duty that leads young people to take exercise and fresh air in the parks, but they get the exercise and fresh air incidentally to enjoying themselves. Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects, Report to Board of Commissioners, 1908

As with several other parks, Olmsted suggested the planting of deciduous trees to break up the monotonous view provided by the naturally occurring pines along the perimeter of the park. The report indicated that the park was too small to accommodate any sort of scenic drive but suggested the Board construct a park shelter to provide shade during the warm summer months, as well as a bathroom and administration offices. Olmsted also advised the surrounding neighborhood to develop a landscape code that would enforce restrictions on home and yard design, as Olmsted felt it was essential to maintain a pleasant atmosphere both in and around the park.