A gazebo in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, a featured park on the program.

LPB to host viewing party for “10 Parks That Changed America”

Nature lovers and channel surfers can finally find common ground next Tuesday, April 12, when the Louisiana chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture hosts a viewing party for 10 Parks That Changed America at LPB’s studios. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., after which local landscape architects will lead a discussion about the different landscapes that change the way we live, work and play.

“Louisiana has a rich tradition of great parks and landscape architecture,” says Greg Grandy, president of the ASLA’s Louisiana chapter. “Landscape architects have played an important role in the planning, design, and management of parks in Louisiana. We are proud that members of the American Society of Landscape Architecture have helped create parks that have changed America since our organization was founded in 1899.”

10 Parks That Changed America is the second program in PBS’ four-part series 10 That Changed America. The 10 Parks installment highlights the visionaries who created parks that beautify cities nationwide, from New York’s Central Park to San Antonio’s River Walk. The other three parts of the series focus on the country’s most significant buildings, homes and towns.

Admission is free and open to the public, and the evening will also include refreshments and door prizes.

RSVP by calling (225) 767-4276 or by email at [email protected]. Find more details on the event’s Facebook page.