• NHS Programs

NHS Winter Walks & Talks

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site programming is closed for regular programming but has upcoming special events this winter. All events are free and open to the public. Some require advanced registration.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 9:00-10:30 am

Olmsted Park Bird Walk

Co-sponsored with Brookline Bird Club, Emerald Necklace Bird Club, and Brookline GreenSpace Alliance
This annual pre-holidays “tradition” will explore birds, especially ducks and other waterfowl, present in abundance this time of year. The walk is suitable for beginners and novices. The only requirements are to bring binoculars and a field guide and to wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.
Meets at the Daisy Field parking area on Willow Pond Road, Jamaica Plain.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 9:00–11:00 am

“Learn and Burn”

We are continuing what has become a holiday season “tradition” with our third annual “Learn and Burn” walk that offers a chance to learn about an Olmsted landscape and burn off calories from holiday meals. The last two years we were at Jamaica Pond. This year we are moving to Franklin Park. Sign up so you can get some exercise, and learn about Olmsted’s “country park” in the city! Rain or icy conditions will cancel. This walk is popular so sign up soon!


Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
99 Warren Street
Brookline, MA