Planned and designed in part by the Olmsted Brothers starting in 1921, the Union County Park System in New Jersey boasts many of the hallmarks of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.'s vision for park planning and design. These included riverine, pastoral, picturesque and formal landscape designs in its parks along with parkways that connected them to one another. Intent on balancing preservation objectives with recreational needs, the Union County Engineering and Public Works Department commissioned a preservation planning study to inventory these significant landscapes, as well as to identify where they might be able to accommodate change. Gregory served as both project manager and principal investigator on the award-winning Union County Park System Cultural Landscape and Resource Survey, entailing the survey, analysis and documentation of 34 park units within the 5,000+-acre Union County Park System. Today, this study provides the framework for undertaking future planning initiatives as they relate to both preservation and redevelopment of one of New Jersey's most significant regional assets.
* Completed while at
Cultural Resource Consulting Group