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“There should be great numbers of trees with a spread of branches and standing in relation to one another that could not be expected to be attained in less time than forty years.” -- Frederick Law Olmsted

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News: KET’s Louisville Life Series on Olmsted Parks

May 18, 2015

Louisville Life kicked off a season-long look at the city’s Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed park system. The iconic parks’ history and future are examined, along with the legacy, mission and goals of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Watch Now!  

News: 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast

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May 18, 2015

Thanks to the several hundred people who attended the 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast, we were able to raise critical funds to help do more work in the Olmsted Parks. Great speakers stated the need for Louisville’s parks and the importance of keeping them healthy for the community: Dan Jones, Chairman and CEO of more >

News: Trees for Boone Square

May 06, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of Tyler Park Neighborhood Association and a grant from MSD Reforestation program, Boone Square has new trees. It all started because the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the necessary removal of 10 trees in order to protect the structural integrity of the bridge intersecting Tyler Park. Not only did Tyler Park Neighborhood more >

News: More Trees and Shrubs Thanks to LG&E

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April 30, 2015

Thanks to LG&E’s Plant for the Planet grant we are planting more shrubs and trees in Seneca Park, after removing invasive plants along Pewee Reese Rd at the Seneca walking loop. Over 50 trees and shrubs where planted as part of this multi-phase project. Great thanks to Power Creative and our Park Stewards for giving more >

News: New Playground for Willow Park

April 30, 2015

Great news! The work to add a new playground at Willow Park is DONE! The old playground was removed and the new one was installed immediately. Thanks to Metro Parks for their quick move on this project and the Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association for their help in raising the funds needed.  Enjoy a day in more >

News: Congratulations Sarah Wolff

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April 03, 2015

TEN YEARS! Congratulations to our very dedicated Volunteer Recruiter and Parks Activity Leader, Sarah Wolff, who this April celebrates ten years at the Conservancy. Although today Sarah is the point person at Olmsted Parks Conservancy for recruiting volunteers and matching them to the right park project, she started with the Conservancy as a volunteer. Sarah more >

News: How to Grow a Tree

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February 11, 2015

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

News: Victory Park Revitalization Project Planned

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January 09, 2015

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is thrilled to announce revitalization for Victory Park!  Major supporters of this effort include: the James Graham Brown Foundation and the PNC Foundation. Funding will allow the Conservancy to work with park neighbors to create a Master Plan for much-needed improvements to park landscape and amenities. Once the design is completed, implementation more >

News: UPS Foundation Awards Grant to Park Steward Program

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January 06, 2015

UPS employees have been volunteering in the Olmsted Parks since 2006. These enthusiastic volunteers have planted trees, removed invasive species, and repaired park structures in Shawnee, Iroquois, Cherokee and Seneca Parks.  The UPS Foundation, with its strong focus on environmental sustainability and volunteerism, has taken their commitment to the Olmsted Parks a step further by more >

News: Donor Highlight: Beth Brown Completes Try-athlon

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January 05, 2015

Beth Brown celebrated her 60th birthday on October 21, 2014 by crossing a “to-do” experience off her bucket list: completing a triathlon. This was not just any triathlon, but one of her own design (quite appropriate for a semi-retired experiential designer and former principal of Rowland Design) in one of the places she loves most more >