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With its stylized system of roads and concourses, music court, lily pond, and carefully arranged border plantings, Shawnee was the most formal of Frederick Law Olmsted’s large, pastoral parks.

Monthly Archives: January 2013

News: Meet Robert Woodford, Restoration Manager

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January 31, 2013

Robert Woodford oversees woodland and natural area restoration projects in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. If you see the Nut Truck in an Olmsted Park you can safely assume Robert will be working near by removing invasive species, planting trees or performing one of the other numerous tasks involved in restoring the Olmsted Parks to more >

News: Martin Luther King Day of Service

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January 23, 2013

Thank you to the many volunteers that came out and helped in Shawnee Park. It was a very chilling day but the sun was shinning bright. Mulching, removing invasive plants, trash pick up and more…it was quite a day and we appreciate your commitment to our Olmsted Parks! These great groups came out to help: Target Sores more >

News: Ben Pine, WHASTV to run marathon

January 11, 2013

WHAS11 Meteorologist Ben Pine is has signed up to run the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon with Fred’s Team! Fred’s Team is an official charity partner of the KDF. Team members help raising much needed funds to support Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s work in the historic parks. Join Ben Pine and go the extra mile to support the parks more >

News: Park Steward Training Dates Announced

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January 11, 2013

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The first class of the 2013 Park Stewards will have an informational session January 31, 2013 7:00 PM at Olmsted Parks Conservancy office. We are looking for friendly, outgoing individuals, 18 years and older, to become volunteer Park Stewards for the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. We have a variety of opportunities for individuals to help support the more >