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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.

Monthly Archives: October 2013

News: 2013 Boo La La was Spooktacular!

October 30, 2013

Frederick Law Olmsted Parks’ photostream on Flickr. Thank you to all the people that came out to our 2013 Boo La La Halloween Ball. It was quite a wonderful evening. Costumes were out of this world! From Devo to Duck Dynasty and royal visits from an Earl to Queen Elizabeth and the very lovely Fredericka more >

News: Bier & Bikes for Olmsted Parks this Sunday!

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October 28, 2013

On Sunday, November 3 1:00pm-6:00pm the Holy Grale at 1034 Bardstown Road will be hosting a fundraiser for Olmsted Parks Conservancy! So join us for a pint or liter of your favorite German beer from one of ten very special Franconian Anstich kegs tapped for the occasion, then order some delicious food from the grill more >

News: Louisville Beer Run & Festival will benefit Olmsted Parks!

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October 24, 2013


A not-so-traditional run in Iroquois Park with an amazing after-party. This run isn’t about who’s the fastest. This is simply about having fun, acting like your crazy self, and oh having a few beers along the course. Every half mile you’ll be treated to a specialty beer sampling. Once you’ve made it through the 2.5 more >

News: Meet Nolan McQueen, Park Steward

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October 09, 2013

The future of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks looks very bright in the hands of Nolan McQueen! Nolan, who is 18 and seems wise beyond his years, is a senior at Manual High School and a recent graduate of the Conservancy’s Park Steward volunteer training program. As nationally ranked junior cyclist, he began volunteering in more >

News: Pampered Pooch

October 02, 2013

The alleged great, great, great grandniece of Frederick Law Olmsted, Fredericka Von Olmsted is coming to Boo La La this year and we can’t wait! Frederick loves her puppies so it’s not every day Fredericka von Olmsted brings a new dog into her fold, but when she does, it’s cause for celebration. Making his first more >