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Although captivated throughout his career by large, rural parks, during his later years Frederick Law Olmsted became intrigued by the social possibilities created by small urban spaces. Small neighborhood parks, playgrounds and squares might provide opportunities for respite from the congestion and noise of urban life.

Monthly Archives: August 2017

News: Meet our 2017 Summer/Fall Interns

August 14, 2017

We are delighted to have talented undergraduate student interns with us this summer and fall.  Each are studying diverse fields while contributing a great deal to our work in the Olmsted Parks.                 Mike Cleary:  A marketing major and history minor at the University of Louisville, Mike looks forward more >

News: Volunteers Help Make Park Improvements!

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August 14, 2017

We have many groups of dedicated volunteers that help each week in the Olmsted Parks. Over the last few months, many projects have been completed in a variety of parks because of their hard work!  Here are just a few of the projects:  Show your #ParkPride by joining us for an upcoming  Volunteer Event!

News: For the Love of Jazz and Parks

August 10, 2017

2015 Big Rock Committee

  Photo of 2015 Big Rock Committee. Patty Bailey, John Chamberlain, Jane Chamberlain, Keith Clements, Sally Connelly, John Turner, Kathleen Reno, Tom Payette, Jim Kays, Jeannette Kays, Muriel Handmaker, Adam Fuller, Jerry Brown and Jeremy Milman.    Seventeen years ago, a group of community members embarked on a journey to create an event that would more >

News: Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park

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August 08, 2017

Over several days, Olmsted Parks Conservancy coordinated 28 volunteers to enhance the much-loved Elliott Park. Projects completed were: Painted exterior of the restroom building 100 cu. ft. of mulch was spread around the playground and swing set 55 trees were mulched New lines painted on the ball court General clean up On July 29, Dreamsetters more >