WASHINGTON -- Landscape architecture encompasses all outdoor designed spaces. From Central Park in New York to your favorite local park or bike trail, landscape architects design the places that make the outdoors fun, healthy and sustainable.

This April is World Landscape Architecture Month, a global celebration of landscape architecture. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) wants you to join the celebration by sharing your favorite outdoor designed space from around the world on social media with #WLAM2016.

“World Landscape Architecture Month is an excellent opportunity to see the beautiful, innovative and sustainable work of landscape architects from around the globe,” says Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA. “It’s also a lot of fun.”

The work of landscape architects will be on display on Tues., April 12, when WTTW’s “10 Parks That Changed America” debuts on PBS. “10 Parks That Changed America” will follow the evolution of parks and public spaces from across the country. From the squares of Savannah, Ga., to the High Line in New York, this series illustrates how landscape architecture shapes how we interact with our environment.

To participate in World Landscape Architecture Month: 

* Download a “This Is Landscape Architecture” card here (also in Spanish).
* Take a photo of the card at your favorite park, plaza or landscape architect-designed space.
* Upload the photo to Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms with #WLAM2016.
* See how others are celebrating at asla.org/wlam.

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters; the Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education and fellowship.

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