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Parks and greenways can mitigate air pollution and increased temperatures. Mature tree canopies can reduce air temperature five to ten degrees, helping to counteract the urban heat effect.

Monthly Archives: April 2012

News: Fred’s Team Completed Mini

April 30, 2012

On April 28, Fred’s Team runners tackled 13.1 miles in the Kentucky Derby miniMarathon. This dedicated  group also helped raise funds to support the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and Parkways. These historic parks are Louisville’s original health club and are vital to our health as a community and as individuals. Learn more. Fred’s Team, a set more >

News: Mayor’s Week of Service

April 24, 2012

Mayor’s Week of Service, a set on Flickr. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to help us in the parks! Total Individuals: 352 Total Hours: 858 22 Groups 14 Olmsted Parks 200+ trees planted 7 Garden Beds Created & Planted 3 Loads of Mulch 4 Truck + 2 Trailer Loads of more >

Projects: Treat the Ash Trees!

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April 17, 2012

Large Ash Tree Barret Hill

The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic, metallic-green colored beetle that has killed 50 to 100 million ash trees in the United States since 2002. In the past decade, it has become one of the most destructive non-native insects found in the U.S. The beetle damages ash trees by feeding on the inner bark, disrupting more >

News: Energized by the Park!

April 10, 2012


Jo Gabhart loves the park, trees and nature. She describes the parks as her church, where she goes to reenergize. During her years in Louisville, the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks have become an important part of Gabhart’s life. She spends her days in Seneca Park walking her dogs and enjoying the scenery. Her close connection more >