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News: Public Information Session-Iroquois

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July 01, 2014

It’s time to meet and discuss the Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Project… and it’s going to be a walk in the park… literally! On Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m., Metro Parks and Olmsted Parks Conservancy invite the public to a gather at the top of the park, where you’ll learn more about the more >

News: Olmsted Parks Conservancy Community Report

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June 08, 2014

Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues to make great strides in park improvements, volunteer involvement, and donor commitment. The work accomplished is essential to keeping the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks healthy. Please checkout our latest Community Report. This report recaps the accomplishments made throughout the year! Thank you all those that support the Conservancy’s efforts! Thank you more >

News: Seneca Park Loop Extension

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June 04, 2014

After breaking ground May 5, 2014, the final work for the Seneca Park multi-use recreational loop is underway. Excel Excavating is working on the final 2.5-mile portion of the 4-mile loop around Seneca Park and Bowman Field. The extension will include a 10 ft. wide asphalt path intended for walkers, runners and bicyclists along Dutchman’s more >

News: Celebrating 25 Years!

June 02, 2014

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More than one hundred and twenty years ago, Frederick Law Olmsted had a vision of incredible parks for Louisville. He would shape Nature’s spaces to bring people together. These spaces would inspire communities to thrive as people connected through and with nature. Today, Louisvillians enjoy 18 Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and travel along six tree-lined more >

News: Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration

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May 30, 2014

  If you were not able to attend the Public Information Session and you would like to give us your thoughts for the Northern Overlook Click Here. The old switchback trail has been removed! This railroad tie-lined trail has been closed for years because of the erosion issues it caused but had never been removed. more >

News: Baringer Springs Wall Repair

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May 22, 2014

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Due to erosion issues the wall in the Baringer Spring area failed last year. Metro Parks along with support from Olmsted Parks Conservancy are in the process of having the wall repaired. The wall is complete but additional grading and clean up will be done in the area.

News: New Water Fountain-Dedicated

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May 21, 2014

In 1977, a group formed, Cherokee Road Runners Association, of like-minded running enthusiasts who met up by Hogan’s Fountain to run together throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks. “The running craze was taking a big jump at that time,” Bill Scearce, long-time CRRA member said. “We would meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings to run together; more >

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 >

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 >