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Researchers have recently discovered that children with ADD can concentrate on schoolwork and similar tasks better than usual after taking part in activities in green settings, such as walking through or playing in a park.

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News: REVITALIZATION OF VICTORY PARK TO BEGIN LATE SUMMER

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July 26, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Metro Parks & Recreation have approved a Master Plan to revitalize Victory Park with implementation of the first phase beginning in late September. Plans for the first phase include relocating the basketball court to the northwest side of the park to create a larger open area for activities in the center more >

News: Tree Challenge: 200 donors in 2 days

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July 15, 2016

You did it! Your support has not only unlocked a $10,000 challenge grant, but raised an additional $12,500 to help us plant trees in the Olmsted Parks and Parkways.  Your important investment in trees is vital to the health of our citizens, neighborhoods and the entire community. We are grateful for your support and participation in more >

News: Prairies Blossom

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July 13, 2016

Through a USDA Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) grant Olmsted Parks Conservancy converted a total of seven acres in Cherokee and Seneca Parks to colorful prairies. This is an important step as we continue to manage the invasive plants in these parks. The Prairie Project helps prevent growth of Porcelain Berry Vine as well as other invasive plants that might otherwise take root. more >

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

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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: Olmsted Members: Louisville City FC discount codes

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June 02, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the Louisville City FC have teamed up to offer our members discounts for two games this season. The first game will be Saturday June 11 at 7:30 pm/Slugger Field against the Wilmington Hammerheads. The second game will be July 7 at 7:30 pm/Slugger Field against Charleston Battery. Information on how to more >

News: Save the Monarchs Father’s day gift

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May 18, 2016

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Avoid the ties, dress pants, and golf balls this fathers day and give your Dad the gift of life and beauty in the Olmsted Parks. The Monarch Butterfly is losing its population, and you can help give them new life this Father’s Day. Over the past 20 years the Monarch butterfly has seen a dramatic more >

News: Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival T-shirt design contest

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May 11, 2016

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For the 2016 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival we are introducing a t-shirt design contest. The contest will run through June 15, 2016 with winner being announced by July 1, 2016. Full contest rules and requirements can be found by Clicking here. The winning design will be the official t-shirt for the 2016 Big Rock more >

News: Monarch Waystations in Olmsted Parks

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May 03, 2016

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This Spring the Conservancy will begin to plant monarch butterfly waystations. The waystations will serve as food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies, which are losing much of its population. The first waystations, will be in Cherokee and Seneca Parks with plans for more in Iroquois Park.  The designated areas will be planted with more >