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News: Celebrating our Volunteer Janet Dakan

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June 16, 2017

We celebrated Janet Dakan(on the right) and her 10 years of volunteer service! Week after week, month after month, year after year, Janet has volunteered in our office. If you’ve ever received a piece of mail from us, it is likely Janet put it in the envelope! None of us can imagine being able to more >

News: Central Park Restrooms are Updated!

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June 16, 2017

After several months of planning and construction, the public restrooms in Central Park are finally finished.  The new look includes modern fixtures, sturdy stalls, brand new plumbing, and handsome red floor tiles.  One important note:  the men’s and women’s bathrooms have been switched.  The women’s is now on the north side and the men’s on more >

News: Central Park Restroom Restoration Project Planned

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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 more >

News: Monarch Butterfly Waystations in Olmsted Parks

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May 08, 2017

Let’s Create a Monarch Butterfly Waystation in Iroquois Park! With a population in rapid decline, the Monarch Butterflies need our help! Your donation in support of the Waystation Project will save the butterfly population while also enhancing the beauty of Iroquois Park. By converting the old, unused hilltop tennis courts into a waystation, we can more >

News: How to Plant a tree to thrive.

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March 28, 2017

Anna’s Best Tree Planting Tips & Techniques! Although planting season is just about to end, it is always important to plan where you will plant your trees and how to plant the trees. Watch Anna’s video to learn all the important details to plant a tree that will survive and thrive. From positioning the tree more >

Projects: Rye, Not Just for Whisky!

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March 15, 2017

Kentuckians may think of rye as an ingredient in whisky, but our Team for Healthy Parks uses a cool season rye seed mix as a woodland cover crop for disturbed areas in the parks. It helps to prevent erosion and displaces invasive species. We get our rye from Roundstone Native Seed Company from Upton, Ky. more >

News: Planting O’ The Green

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March 15, 2017

Planting O’ The Green helps expand the City’s tree canopy including Cherokee Park. As a way to help Metro Louisville expand its tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) announced Planting O’ The Green, an initiative to plant 88 trees during the week leading up to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and 364 trees over the next more >

News: Junior Park Steward starts recycling in Seneca and Cherokee Parks

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January 20, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy volunteer Lauryn Grady has implemented a recycling program for Seneca and Cherokee Parks. Grady, an Assumption High School student is an advocate for the environment and parks and hopes all park users will participate. The plan, solely proposed by Lauryn , came about because her cross-country practice takes her to Seneca Park more >

News: OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

January 17, 2017

We are please to announce Rachel Kennedy, a national leader in the advocacy, planning and preservation of historic sites and landscapes, will be our next President and CEO. Rachel has spent 16 years in leadership roles in governmental and nonprofit sectors working with donors, staffs, volunteers and elected officials to preserve, protect, educate and market more >

News: $100,000 Matching Grant Achieved to Complete $11.6 Million Campaign

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January 03, 2017

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED! We are pleased to announce we raised the needed $100,000 to earn a matching grant from James Graham Brown Foundation. With your help we raised the $200,000 needed to complete our $11.6 million Campaign for Extraordinary Parks! Special thanks to the Campaign Steering Committee for their leadership and commitment. more >