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News: Now on Exhibit: Park Paintings

April 16, 2014

The Plein Air Painters of Kentucky, founded in 1998 by Jane Morgan, consists of a group of artists who paint area landscapes, streetscapes, historic areas, and waterways in the Kentuckiana region. Over the last year, these artists have been painting the picturesque Olmsted Parks of Louisville.  The French term “en plein air” means “in open more >

News: Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan

April 10, 2014

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore more >

Projects: Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration

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March 17, 2014

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Great news! Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation are working together on the much-anticipated project to enhance the overlook by improving its sustainability and making it less prone to erosion, while creating a vibrant and welcoming public space. We’re grateful for the support of Mayor Fischer and the Louisville Metro Council in committing $500,000 more >

News: New Botany Guide Available

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February 13, 2014

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville–A Botanical Field Guide by Louisville native Patricia Dalton Haragan Photographs by Susan Wilson and Chris Bidwell 472 pages ∙ 6 x 9 ∙ 320 color photos, map The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and more >

News: Park Steward Training Starts Soon!

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January 13, 2014

Jump into the New Year with a plan to help in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. Join us on Thursday, January 23 at 7:00pm to learn more about the Park Steward program. A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by our energetic staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer more >

News: Planting Trees in Shelby Park

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December 05, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy received another boost to tree planting in the Olmsted Parks thanks to a grant from MSD’s Urban Reforestation Program.  This year, Shelby Park will benefit from this grant and will be much greener because of it! The grant will allow the Conservancy to plant 125 trees in the 17-acre park. MSD, in partnership with more >

Projects: LG&E and KU’s Plant for the Planet Grant

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November 25, 2013

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is please again to be planting trees in Seneca Park because of a grant from LG&E and KU’s Plant for the Planet program. Because of their committment to our community and with matching gifts from the Conservancy donors have provided, we have planted $40,000 worth of trees over the last four years! This year we more >

News: ‘Tis the Season for Planting Trees

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November 25, 2013

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After the first frost is the best time to plant trees. Through generous grants from LG&E and KU and the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), Olmsted Parks Conservancy will plant 200 canopy trees in Seneca and Shelby Parks during this winter and coming spring. All trees will be maintained and irrigated for a period of three more >

News: 2013 Boo La La was Spooktacular!

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October 30, 2013

Frederick Law Olmsted Parks’ photostream on Flickr. Thank you to all the people that came out to our 2013 Boo La La Halloween Ball. It was quite a wonderful evening. Costumes were out of this world! From Devo to Duck Dynasty and royal visits from an Earl to Queen Elizabeth and the very lovely Fredericka more >

News: Pampered Pooch

October 02, 2013

The alleged great, great, great grandniece of Frederick Law Olmsted, Fredericka Von Olmsted is coming to Boo La La this year and we can’t wait! Frederick loves her puppies so it’s not every day Fredericka von Olmsted brings a new dog into her fold, but when she does, it’s cause for celebration. Making his first more >