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News: Revitalization of Victory Park begins

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March 31, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Councilman David James, and many park neighbors celebrated the start of the much-anticipated revitalization of Victory Park. After several public meetings with Victory Park neighbors in 2016, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation finalized a Master Plan that outlined work needed for the park. The first phase of the more >

News: How to Remove Invasive Species from Your Yard!

August 11, 2016

Our Team for Healthy Parks employees are experts when it comes to the best practices for removing vines and invasive species from the Olmsted Parks that damage our precious trees. They have created some “How To” videos so you, too, can tackle these unwanted plants in your own back yard!

News: Summertime in Olmsted Parks: Free Activities for Grown-ups and Kids!

June 29, 2016

Movies at Iroquois Park: Grab the kids or plan a date night and head to Iroquois Amphitheater for a free movie! Movies include classics, sci-fi, comedies and more. Doors open at 7:30 pm and shows start at 8:30 pm. 7/11/16, “San Andreas” 7/16/16, “Minions” 7/18/16, “Shaun the Sheep” 7/25/16, “Star Wars-The Force Awakens” 8/13/16, “Spectre” more >

News: Meet Scott Osborne!

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June 29, 2016

Scott spends his workdays wearing bespoke suites from Tom James, the custom clothier where he has worked for 24 years. But when he is not meeting clients, there is a good chance you will find Scott dressed in an Olmsted Parks Conservancy shirt, jeans and work boots, ready to work in his beloved Olmsted Parks. more >

News: Meet our 2016 Summer Interns

June 29, 2016

We are fortunate to have a talented group of undergraduate students interning with us this summer. They are studying diverse fields, but each is contributing a great deal to our work in the Olmsted Parks. Billy Fenton: A history major at Drew University in New Jersey, Billy is helping us compile readily accessible and detailed more >

News: Our Volunteers are Awesome!

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November 12, 2015

                  Thank you to the volunteers who donated their time in an Olmsted Park, in our office, or at an event this year! You have truly made a difference: 1100 volunteers donated 5000 hours! 1700 hours donated by Park Stewards and Junior Park Stewards volunteers! 46 groups volunteered over more >

News: Park-It Nature Camps in Chickasaw Park

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July 30, 2015

School is out for the summer, but 30 campers had an opportunity to enjoy a week of learning in nature at Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s “Park-It” nature camps, our first ever summer day camp. Located in the beautiful Olmsted-designed Chickasaw Park, campers participated in all kinds of fun outdoor activities including keeping nature journals, experiments demonstrating more >

News: The Prairie Project

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July 01, 2015

Its amazing! Fields of yellow and purple coneflowers, lavender bergamots, fragrant mints, purple mist flowers and small sunflowers are blooming in the prairies of Cherokee or Seneca Parks. In just two growing seasons, these areas have blossomed beyond what we imagined! Through a USDA Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) grant Olmsted Parks Conservancy converted a total of seven acres in Cherokee more >

News: Summertime in the Olmsted Parks: Where the livin’ is easy (and often free)!

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June 04, 2015

                Iroquois Park Amphitheater: Free movies and concerts all summer long! Here’s the schedule!       Shakespeare in Central Park Almost every night from now thru August 9, 2105 a Shakespeare play is performed in Central Park in Old Louisville. Productions this summer include The Tempest, Taming of more >

News: How to Grow a Tree

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February 11, 2015

“Planting a tree plants a hope.”~Lucy Larcom