Registration open for the FRED festival

La Grange, IL

Registration is now open for the first-ever FRED, or the Frederick Law Olmsted in Riverside Education and Design, festival to be hosted by Riverside on Aug. 18.

The event targets those who want to make their gardens and communities more beautiful.
A panel of speakers is slated to discuss, “Olmsted’s Design Lessons for Today.”

This topic will explore how Olmsted’s naturalistic and community-focused designs are relevant for today’s communities. Speakers include Ed Uhlir, FAIA, Executive Director at Millennium Park Inc.; Ferhat Zarin AICP, Ginkgo Planning and Design Inc.; Beth White, Chicago Area Office Director for The Trust for Public Lands; and Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

A $10 flat registration fee allows participants take up to four classes, and all of the tours and events of the day.

The Brookfield Zoo also will offer a free zoo pass for each registrant.

To register, click here for class schedule and details.