4. It was designed by the same architect who fashioned Central Park in New York
Built in 1868, the park was designed by famed 19th century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Olmsted is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture and was famous for co-designing many well-known urban parks with Vaux, including Central Park in New York City and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Olmsted also designed Fall River’s North and Ruggles Parks.