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Frederick Law Olmsted believed parks would educate and civilize citizens, that they would provide physical and spiritual blessings to people from tenements and sweatships as well as those from expensive mansions. He believed all people would meet and mingle in parks, thus overcoming the barriers of class and wealth. He believed in the power of parks to elevate humankind.

Monthly Archives: February 2016

News: Member of the Month:The Blieden Family

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February 17, 2016

In this new series about members of Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Andy Blieden, a local developer and owner of Butchertown Market, answers questions about why he and his family are passionate about the Olmsted Parks. Favorite Park? It’s a tie between Cherokee, Seneca and Shawnee.  Favorite Park Activity? It’s a tie between riding my bike, taking more >

News: Into The Woods Fundraiser with Derby Dinner Playhouse

February 04, 2016


Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Derby Dinner Playhouse will hold a joint fundraising opportunity. Enjoy a night of Broadway entertainment with INTO THE WOODS while raising money for Olmsted’s treasured parks! Derby Dinner Playhouse will donate $2 per single ticket purchase for INTO THE WOODS from February 9 thru March 13, to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. more >

News: Meet our Team for Healthy Parks

February 04, 2016


Our Team for Healthy Parks, also known as “the crew” carries out integral projects year-round, across all Olmsted Parks and Parkways. This small, but mighty team of biological technicians (that’s their formal title!), make significant contributions towards keeping Louisville’s Olmsted Parks extraordinary! If you see the Conservancy’s big white box truck (called the “Nut Truck”) more >

News: Welcome to our new Trustees!

February 04, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is thrilled to welcome eight new members to the Board of Trustees! The new Trustees are enthusiastic, committed, and bring a wealth of wisdom and expertise as we work together to keep our Olmsted Parks and Parkways extraordinary.