The Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside supports locating the Obama Presidential Library in the city of Chicago; however, we strongly object to any adulteration of an historic environment such as Washington Park or Jackson Park. 

It is our opinion that these parks are exquisite examples of urban parks by Frederick Law Olmsted. Frederick Law Olmsted did not create Washington Park or Jackson Park with the intent of including an urban environment within the park, but as a respite from urban life.

Frederick Law Olmsted Society