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19th century parkways were developed to link urban parks while 20th century ones linked cities, suburbs, recreation or heritage sites, along designed scenic parkway routes.

Their role was to shape the growing city by design; adding gracious, tree-lined boulevards for pleasure travel to and from the parks. Heritage Landscapes has worked toward recapture of character for Olmsted parkways in Louisville, Rochester and Buffalo. Our work on the Colonial Parkway for the National Park Service and on the Taconic and Palisades Parkways for NYS DOT has addressed the history, character, evolution and management of these modern parkways. For the Riverway at Niagara Falls reconstruction in an Olmsted style is brought forward in our work with the HMM team. Parkways are unique, valued, linear corridors that can be adapted to contemporary needs while remaining safe and scenic.


Louisville Olmsted Parkways
Louisville, Kentucky

Rudisill Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Colonial Parkway
Yorktown, Williamsburg & Jamestown

Taconic State Parkway
Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Columbia Counties NY

Palisades Interstate Parkway
Rockland County and Orange County, New York

Lake Washington Boulevard
Seattle, Washington