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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 >

Projects: 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 >

contest: Creative Contest for Students

December 19, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has an exciting opportunity for middle and high school students to use their creative juices while hanging out in an Olmsted Park! Enter our creative contest following the theme: “Parks: A Place to Play”. Louisville has an incredible system of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New more >

News: Wear Your Olmsted Park Pride!

October 17, 2016

Wear your Olmsted Park Pride for all to see. Donate $50 or more by October 31, 2016 and receive an Olmsted Park Pride t-shirt! You will help us plant more trees, clear trails, restore pavilions, eliminate invasive plants, repair restrooms, control erosion and more!

News: Mimi announces her retirement.

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October 05, 2016

After nearly 10 years as President, Mimi Zinniel has announced her plans to retire. Mimi has been at the helm of the Conservancy and responsible for tremendous growth over those years. “Through Mimi’s leadership, and with the dedicated efforts of an extraordinary staff, much has been accomplished,” said Earl Jones, Board of Trustees chairman. “We more >

News: Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks

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October 03, 2016

Great news! To continue work to enhance the Olmsted Parks, while helping save the Monarch Butterfly population, we have planned for another waystation to be installed in Iroquois Park. The waystation will add to the beauty of the Iroquois Summit Field area while providing food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies. The plan calls for the Conservancy more >

News: Iroquois Park North Overlook is Open!

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September 14, 2016

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September 14, 2016 It was a beautiful day to celebrate the opening of the North Overlook at Iroquois Park. This incredible project came together because of an immense love for our community and its beautiful parks! We are proud that our Mayor, Metro Council and many donors of Olmsted Parks Conservancy were committed to providing the more >