Projects

04.23.2014
Volunteers Spring into Action! more >
03.17.2014
Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration more >
02.13.2014
Tree Saplings Triple in Park Woodlands more >
12.05.2013
The Prairie Project more >
12.05.2013
Planting Trees in Shelby Park more >

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Fred's Facts

Frederick Law Olmsted’s park designs include passages of scenery in which the visitor becomes immersed, experiencing the restorative action of the landscape. To achieve this result, he subordinated all elements of the design to the single purpose of making the landscape experience most profound.

Projects

Sunnyhill Pavilion

April 20, 2011

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In order to restore the decaying Sunnyhill Pavilion in Iroquois Park, Olmsted Parks Conservancy received a $197,500 grant from Save America’s Treasures administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service.

At the start of the project students from Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academy Construction Technology Program served as project managers and performed construction work and then the project was wrapped up with the help of Brasch Barry Construction Company and Metro Parks.

Restoration involved a completely dismantling the roof, eaves and railings around the structure. Painting, paving a walkway to the structure and final landscaping helped finish the project. Thanks to the grant and help from Metro Parks and the community this historic pavilion has been restored.