Second Screening “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” Scheduled for April 6, 2017

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Second screening of “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” scheduled for April 6, 2017

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Jacksonville, Fla. – March 19, 2017 – On Thursday, April 6, at 7 P.M., the Memorial Park Association will present a second screening of the documentary,Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” at Sun-Ray Cinema. In addition to the main film, Memorial Park Association will also be previewing a new short film about the park. The screening is free, but seating is limited, so reservations are required.

For those interested in attending the second screening, please email us at mpaspecialscreening2@memparkjax.org. An email response will be sent acknowledging your reservation, which will be required at the door.

The Memorial Park Association is showing the film to educate the public about the Olmsted Brothers, the landscape architects of Memorial Park and their prominence in founding landscape architecture in America. The association wants to promote local understanding of why the park is significant in America.

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America” is a co-production of WNED-TV Buffalo-Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc.. The documentary is narrated by Stockard Channing and the voice of Olmsted is performed by Campbell Scott. For additional information about the documentary, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/wned/frederick-law-olmsted/home/

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About Memorial Park and the Memorial Park Association
Memorial Park is located at 1620 Riverside Ave., between Margaret Street and Memorial Park Drive in Riverside near the 5 Points area of Jacksonville, Fla. Established in 1986, The Memorial Park Association is a nonprofit charitable organization serving its mission to enhance, promote and preserve Memorial Park as the premier historic park in the City of Jacksonville. Designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers and dedicated on Dec. 25, 1924, it is the only park in the state dedicated to the 1,220 Floridians who lost their lives in service during World War I. In 2012, the Memorial Park Association initiated major planning efforts to restore and rehabilitate Memorial Park to its original grandeur, culminating in the development of a viable master plan that will serve as the foundation for continued restoration efforts. Learn more about Memorial Park and the Memorial Park Association here or visit them on Facebook or Twitter.


For all media inquiries, please email: mluthin@memparkjax.org

About the Author
Michele Luthin, Board of Directors, VP - Communications & Marketing Committee Chair (2017-2018)