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News: Tree Challenge: 200 donors in 2 days

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July 15, 2016

You did it! Your support has not only unlocked a $10,000 challenge grant, but raised an additional $12,500 to help us plant trees in the Olmsted Parks and Parkways.  Your important investment in trees is vital to the health of our citizens, neighborhoods and the entire community. We are grateful for your support and participation in more >

News: Prairies Blossom

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July 13, 2016

Through a USDA Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) grant Olmsted Parks Conservancy converted a total of seven acres in Cherokee and Seneca Parks to colorful prairies. This is an important step as we continue to manage the invasive plants in these parks. The Prairie Project helps prevent growth of Porcelain Berry Vine as well as other invasive plants that might otherwise take root. more >

News: Olmsted Members: Louisville City FC discount codes

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June 02, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the Louisville City FC have teamed up to offer our members discounts for two games this season. The first game will be Saturday June 11 at 7:30 pm/Slugger Field against the Wilmington Hammerheads. The second game will be July 7 at 7:30 pm/Slugger Field against Charleston Battery. Information on how to more >

News: Save the Monarchs Father’s day gift

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May 18, 2016

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Avoid the ties, dress pants, and golf balls this fathers day and give your Dad the gift of life and beauty in the Olmsted Parks. The Monarch Butterfly is losing its population, and you can help give them new life this Father’s Day. Over the past 20 years the Monarch butterfly has seen a dramatic more >

News: Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival T-shirt design contest

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May 11, 2016

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For the 2016 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival we are introducing a t-shirt design contest. The contest will run through June 15, 2016 with winner being announced by July 1, 2016. Full contest rules and requirements can be found by Clicking here. The winning design will be the official t-shirt for the 2016 Big Rock more >

News: Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks

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May 03, 2016

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This Spring the Conservancy will begin to plant monarch butterfly waystations. The waystations will serve as food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies, which are losing much of its population. The first waystations, will be in Cherokee and Seneca Parks with plans for more in Iroquois Park.  The designated areas will be planted with more >

News: Woodland Edge Prairies Update

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May 03, 2016

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May 3 update: Throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks crews have been working to prepare the soil around the woodland edges for the prairie mix that will be planted this spring. Beginning this summer the prairie mix will grow replacing the recently eradicated invasive species. These flowers will help control invasive vines that suffocate trees on more >

News: IROQUOIS PARK NORTH OVERLOOK UPDATE

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May 02, 2016

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May 17 update: The $1.2 million North Overlook project at Iroquois Park is progressing: grading complete in parking area; concrete forms set for the entry area to the overlook path; grading and seeding done on either side of the walking path and three bench pads have been formed and concrete poured. There have also been many more >

News: Olmsted in the News

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April 26, 2016

A media blitz has come upon us the past couple weeks, the Conservancy has recently been featured in stories by the Courier Journal, WLKY, and WHAS. Tornado anniversary on WHAS: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/local/42-years-later-tornado-impact-lingers/117860303 Iroquois North Overlook progress story: http://m.wlky.com/news/Iroquois-Park-overlook-construction-nears-completion/38860508 The Burn at Iroquois Park: http://www.courier-journal.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2016/03/30/gallery–prescribed-burn-at-summit-field-at-iroquois-park/82436346/ http://www.wlky.com/news/controlled-burn-underway-at-iroquois-park/38764586 Then WHAS Great Day Live featured a story about renewal and more >

News: Seneca Park tennis courts to be improved

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April 26, 2016

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, District 9 Councilman Bill Hollander and the Louisville 10 an Under Tennis Association have partnered on a project that will result in much-needed improvements to the popular courts at Seneca Park. Starting Monday, crews from Riverside Paving, with assistance from Tennis Technologies, will begin to resurface and fill cracks on more >