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contest: Creative Contest Winners Announced!

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April 10, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy is pleased to announce that six winners have been selected for submissions to our creative contest, “Parks: A Place to Play”. Upon reviewing entries from high school students throughout Louisville, our judges selected the following entries for their reflection of the important role that our treasured Olmsted Parks play in the lives more >

News: Volunteers Spring into Action!

April 23, 2014

Olmsted Parks Conservancy would like to thank all the individuals and groups who came out to help during the Mayor’s Week of Service, and in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day 2014! Individual volunteers and groups from University of Louisville, Power Creative, Cherokee Triangle Association, Heine Brothers’, Humana, Louisville Islamic Center, BSA Pack 30, more >

News: Junior Park Steward Program Announced!

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February 11, 2014

The Junior Park Steward program provides a hands-on learning experience for high school students 14-18 years of age. Junior Park Stewards will gain valuable knowledge about conservation, park history and horticulture from Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff and trained Park Steward volunteers. The program schedule will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00am-12:00pm June 17-July 10. Junior more >

News: MLK, Jr. Day of Service 2014: Planting Trees in Shelby Park

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January 21, 2014

Over 60 volunteers came out to help plant trees in Shelby Park in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Several individuals and groups enjoyed the beautiful weather and sense of community which permeated the event. Check out our photos, and the photo gallery and video courtesy of the Courier Journal’s Alton Strupp more >

News: Adoption Group–Alpha Tau Omega, University of Louisville

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January 03, 2014

“Volunteering through Olmsted Parks reflects the values of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. As an organization, we understand the importance of providing our services to the community and how our actions impact the lives of others. Cleaning a park is such an easy task that makes the world of difference to the community. With a more >

News: Bier & Bikes for Olmsted Parks this Sunday!

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October 28, 2013

On Sunday, November 3 1:00pm-6:00pm the Holy Grale at 1034 Bardstown Road will be hosting a fundraiser for Olmsted Parks Conservancy! So join us for a pint or liter of your favorite German beer from one of ten very special Franconian Anstich kegs tapped for the occasion, then order some delicious food from the grill more >

News: Louisville Beer Run & Festival will benefit Olmsted Parks!

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October 24, 2013

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A not-so-traditional run in Iroquois Park with an amazing after-party. This run isn’t about who’s the fastest. This is simply about having fun, acting like your crazy self, and oh having a few beers along the course. Every half mile you’ll be treated to a specialty beer sampling. Once you’ve made it through the 2.5 more >

News: Catholic Heart Work Camp 2013: Volunteers 450 hours in 4 Parks in 4 days!

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June 28, 2013

Catholic Heart Work Camp 2013 volunteers repainted a restroom building in Boone Square

Volunteers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Ohio participating in Catholic Heart Work Camp gave 450 hours of service this week to help remove invasive plants in Shawnee and Tyler Parks, mulch historic trees in Cherokee Park, and paint a restroom building in Boone Square. Many thanks to the campers and leaders for their more >

News: Park Naturalist Trainings Announced!

June 29, 2012

Park Naturalists Needed! Olmsted Parks Conservancy is looking for dedicated individuals help keep the parks healthy! Park Naturalists have the opportunity to receive a variety of trainings; including an overview of Olmstedian history, plant identification, pruning techniques, and many more! Trained individuals will be able to help us with park restoration projects, volunteer and/or outreach more >

News: National Trails Day

May 25, 2012

Come out and celebrate National Trails Day! June 2, 2012 at 9:00am Cherokee Park Scenic Loop at the bottom of Cochran Hill Road We invite you to help us recognize the recent efforts of our staff and volunteers, especially KYMBA, to restore Cherokee Park trails for everyone to enjoy! After a brief announcement, folks are more >