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Although captivated throughout his career by large, rural parks, during his later years Frederick Law Olmsted became intrigued by the social possibilities created by small urban spaces. Small neighborhood parks, playgrounds and squares might provide opportunities for respite from the congestion and noise of urban life.

Monthly Archives: June 2011

News: Shawnee Park Sprayground Now Open

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June 27, 2011

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New Sprayground in Shawnee Park Opens for Play! Helping celebrate this great event was Mayor Greg Fischer, Mike Heitz, Metro Parks Director, Mitch Barnes, President of DREAM Foundation, Bill Juckett, Board Chair of Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and many other folks who had a hand in making this happen. Olmsted Parks Conservancy in partnership with Metro more >

News: Welcome New Adoption Partners!

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June 21, 2011

This past week, Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KYMBA) and Expeditors International made their commitment to Frederick Law Olmsted Parks official! Our two new adoption partners will send representative members a few times a year to help maintain the parks they love. KYMBA has a long-standing history of volunteerism and enthusiasm for the trails of Cherokee Park. Find out more more >

News: Louisville Bicycle Club rides in to Wayside Park

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June 16, 2011

This past Saturday, several members of Louisville Bicycle Club rode into Wayside Park to help weed and mulch the flower beds they planted last fall. After volunteering for a couple hours to spruce up their adopted Frederick Law Olmsted Park, they continued on their morning ride. Many thanks to this dedicated group of folks who help to restore more >

News: Metro Police recruits become Park Champions for a day!

June 14, 2011

Recently, recruits from Louisville Metro Police Academy Class 21, joined Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s Park Champion volunteers in the fray as work to eradicate invasive plants in Cherokee Parks continued. Many thanks and good luck to the recruits- and thanks to all of our volunteers for their help restoring this popular destination!