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Frederick Law Olmsted focused most of his attention on Central Park until the Civil War, when he took leave of absence to become general secretary of the United States Sanitary Commission. Forerunner of the American Red Cross.

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Central Park Restroom Restoration Project Planned

May 16, 2017

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is happy to announce the antiquated restrooms will be dramatically improved for the many park visitors it sees every day. The restrooms will be gutted and fully restored with new and added fixtures, flooring, doors, and vandal resistant lighting. The location of the men’s and women’s restroom will be flip-flopped so that the access to the women’s restroom is safer. The new configuration will also be ADA compliant. Construction will begin this spring.

Metro Louisville, Metro Parks & Recreation and generous donors to the Campaign for Extraordinary Parks, including the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, makes this restoration project possible.

Central Park was originally part of the DuPont Estate that was the site of the 1883 Southern Exposition. Central Park was then designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1904 to be a public park, a green oasis within the urban center. The park today is a central gathering point near the downtown area. Its beautiful trees and walkways provide a haven for local residents and out-of-town visitors. Kentucky Shakespeare in Central Park is a draw for audiences from the entire region.