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Monthly Archives: October 2017

News: Bench Restoration

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October 26, 2017

Bench Restoration John Hayes 9.28.17 (2)

Olmsted Park Steward John Hayes has been improving the woods in the parks, not by removing invasive plants, but restoring our Olmsted Park benches. John is a retiree and experienced woodworker. To-date, he has restored 14 Olmsted Park benches, donating over 150 hours of hard work. The Conservancy greatly appreciates John’s efforts, which help to more >

News: Celebration of Victory Park Revitalization

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October 26, 2017

Come celebrate the completion of a new walking path and basketball court as part of the revitalization of this Olmsted Park on November 18 at 10:00am! This is a culmination of community input, public partnerships, park planning and project construction. Take a look at the progression here, Dig 1 and Paving 1.

News: Cherokee Park: Bonnycastle Hill Restoration Project

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October 26, 2017

Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in collaboration with Louisville Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the start of restoration work in the Bonnycastle Hill Area of Cherokee Park. The popular area of Cherokee Park is named in honor of Mrs. Bonnycastle who donated the land to the city in the late 1800s. The Bonnycastle Hill area more >

News: Volunteers Make Improvements at Chickasaw Park!

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October 26, 2017

GE employees and Bellarmine athletes recently volunteered in this popular neighborhood Olmsted Park. The groups helped to mulch trees, paint park facilities and fixtures, and with general park beautification. Their efforts make our investments in the Olmsted Parks possible!