Mission Statement

To protect and preserve Olmsted Linear Park by engaging and educating the public to treasure and invest in the improvement of this historic, landmark asset, and to champion the teaching and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted in creating thoughtful, well-designed greenspace to enhance urban living.

About Us

The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA) is a public-private partnership that was founded in 1997 to implement Frederick Law Olmsted’s original vision for the Olmsted Linear Park through a master plan adopted by the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County and Fernbank, Inc. Through a series of capital campaigns, OLPA raised more than $10 million to ensure the restoration and preservation of the Park. Now, all six segments of the park — Springdale, Virgilee, Oak Grove, Shadyside, Dellwood, and Deepdene have been rehabilitated for everyone to enjoy. Children ride their bikes, exercise enthusiasts run along the paved pathways and dogs and their owners enjoy a leisurely stroll through the old-growth forest. This historic Olmsted Linear Park allows visitors from all walks of life to enjoy the tranquility of an urban oasis in the heart of Atlanta and the Druid Hills community.

Donate what you can to help

Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the conservation and preservation of this historic landmark!

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Featured Events

2022 OLPA GALA

Saturday, February 12 – 7:00pm

Register Today!

DINE WITH WAGAYA AT EMORY VILLAGE & SUPPORT OLPA
Beginning December 13th through December 19, 2021, youcan help make a meaningful contribution towards a donation by dining with WAGAYA at the Emory Village location (whether in person or carry out/take out). At the end of the promotional period, WAGAYA will combine that total from the net sales and donate 20% in the form of gift certificates for OLPA.
 
For dine-ins and orders over the phone, please inform our staff that you would like to support Olmsted Linear Park. For online orders, please make a note in the special instruction box.

Latest News

Springdale Park Playground Survey

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