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News: Iroquois Park North Overlook Opening Celebration!

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August 23, 2016

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  We are happy to announce that after many months of work, the much-anticipated restoration of the Iroquois Park North Overlook is complete! A meandering, wheelchair-accessible path now takes the park user to a lovely area with improved views of downtown Louisville and the Indiana Knobs. The experience is maximized when sitting on the rustic more >

News: Iroquois Park Switchback Trail – CLOSED

August 18, 2016

Explore Iroquois Park! The Switchback Trail is permanently closed due to severe erosion.  Please protect and respect your Park by not attempting to use the Switchback Trail.  THANK YOU!!! Recommended alternate walking routes to the summit include: Sullivan Grove Trail (OPEN) Olmsted Woodland Trail (OPEN) Corbly Path (Currently CLOSED for rehabilitation but will re-open fall more >

News: Bridges of Cherokee Park RENOVATION

August 18, 2016

The Bridges of Cherokee Park The bridges of Cherokee Park are part of what makes this Olmsted-designed park so beautiful. The ten limestone bridges have been well used and loved over the last 100 years, but it’s evident, after a complete study, that time has taken its toll. In partnership with KYTC, Olmsted Parks Conservancy more >

News: How to Remove Invasive Species from Your Yard!

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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: WE HAVE A WINNER!

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July 29, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s Big Rock Jazz & Blues Fest t-shirt design contest! Zack Selter’s impressive design is on this year’s t-shirts that are available in both short-sleeve and long-sleeve options.  Where can I get one? You can get your t-shirt at the BBQ & Hops event on Friday more >

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 >