Co-sponsored with The Horticultural Society of New York
Starting Point: Southwest Corner of Sheep Meadow
“The primary purpose of Central Park is to provide the best practicable means of recreation for the inhabitants of all classes.” –Frederick Law Olmsted
Recreation is a new interactive walk designed by Jon Cotner. To celebrate National Landscape Architecture Month, as well as the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, Cotner will lead dialogues with participants as they stroll through Central Park. Olmsted’s architectural philosophy will be put into play, bringing everyone closer to the Park’s physical and social landscapes.
Jon Cotner is an artist and poet. His work revives the ancient, endangered practices of walking and talking. Recent projects for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Elastic City, and the Poetry Society of America have been praised by Bookforum, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Cotner is the author, with Andy Fitch, of Ten Walks/Two Talks. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches at Pratt Institute.
Fee: Members (ASLA, Hort) $10; Nonmembers $15
There will be eight participants per walk, so preregistration is required