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Totaling 1200 acres, the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks were designed to offer a complete range of park experiences, from civic gatherings and social interactions to organized athletics and personal recreation

Monthly Archives: March 2011

Projects: Woodlands Restoration

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March 28, 2011

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Devastated by the 1974 tornado, impacted by construction of I-64, suffering from the stress of increased use, and under attack from invasive species and erosion Cherokee and Seneca Parks’ wooded areas have been in a steady decline for over 30 years. Through tremendous support from our community we have raised funds towards the Woodlands Restoration more >

Projects: Upgrades for Algonquin Park

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March 28, 2011

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Metro Parks Department started last year working on many new improvements to Algonquin Park.  Improvements include a new, 800-square foot pavilion, a 3/8 mile concrete walking path, a new football field with goal posts, a new baseball field with backstop and renovated bathrooms along with new benches and accessible picnic areas. In addition to the more >

Projects: 180 Trees for Iroquois Park

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March 28, 2011

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LG&E provided a $5,000 grant to plant 180 trees in Iroquois Park through its Plant for the Planet program. This grant helped Olmsted Parks Conservancy replant some of the trees lost in Iroquois Park during the wind and ice storms of 2008 and 2009. The grant greatly supports Iroquois Park not just financially but environmentally. more >