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News: Meet our 2017 Summer/Fall Interns

August 14, 2017

We are delighted to have talented undergraduate student interns with us this summer and fall.  Each are studying diverse fields while contributing a great deal to our work in the Olmsted Parks.                 Mike Cleary:  A marketing major and history minor at the University of Louisville, Mike looks forward more >

News: Volunteers Help Make Park Improvements!

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August 14, 2017

We have many groups of dedicated volunteers that help each week in the Olmsted Parks. Over the last few months, many projects have been completed in a variety of parks because of their hard work!  Here are just a few of the projects:  Show your #ParkPride by joining us for an upcoming  Volunteer Event!

News: For the Love of Jazz and Parks

August 10, 2017

2015 Big Rock Committee

  Photo of 2015 Big Rock Committee. Patty Bailey, John Chamberlain, Jane Chamberlain, Keith Clements, Sally Connelly, John Turner, Kathleen Reno, Tom Payette, Jim Kays, Jeannette Kays, Muriel Handmaker, Adam Fuller, Jerry Brown and Jeremy Milman.    Seventeen years ago, a group of community members embarked on a journey to create an event that would more >

News: Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park

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August 08, 2017

Over several days, Olmsted Parks Conservancy coordinated 28 volunteers to enhance the much-loved Elliott Park. Projects completed were: Painted exterior of the restroom building 100 cu. ft. of mulch was spread around the playground and swing set 55 trees were mulched New lines painted on the ball court General clean up On July 29, Dreamsetters more >

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

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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 >