Olmsted Parks Conservancy launched its Campaign for Extraordinary Parks in March 2014, with the goal of investing in much-needed Olmsted Park projects throughout Metro Louisville. Outcomes of these projects range from environmental protection, to community well-being and historic preservation. In less than three years, the Conservancy has raised $11.4 million and seeks just $200,000 more more >
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In 1865, Frederick Law Olmsted cofounded the magazine The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. The magazine is devoted to politics and culture.
October 17, 2016
Wear your Olmsted Park Pride for all to see. Donate $50 or more by October 31, 2016 and receive an Olmsted Park Pride t-shirt! You will help us plant more trees, clear trails, restore pavilions, eliminate invasive plants, repair restrooms, control erosion and more!
Posted in: News
October 05, 2016
After nearly 10 years as President, Mimi Zinniel has announced her plans to retire. Mimi has been at the helm of the Conservancy and responsible for tremendous growth over those years. “Through Mimi’s leadership, and with the dedicated efforts of an extraordinary staff, much has been accomplished,” said Earl Jones, Board of Trustees chairman. “We more >
Great news! To continue work to enhance the Olmsted Parks, while helping save the Monarch Butterfly population, we have planned for another waystation to be installed in Iroquois Park. The waystation will add to the beauty of the Iroquois Summit Field area while providing food, shelter and breeding grounds for the butterflies. The plan calls for the Conservancy more >
September 14, 2016 It was a beautiful day to celebrate the opening of the North Overlook at Iroquois Park. This incredible project came together because of an immense love for our community and its beautiful parks! We are proud that our Mayor, Metro Council and many donors of Olmsted Parks Conservancy were committed to providing the more >
Our goggle-wearing “mad scientists” are tending small plots of land in Cherokee Park. This part of the exciting two-year organic herbicide research study in partnership with the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil. The first organic herbicide tested is derived from geraniums, and the second type is a combination of clove and cinnamon oils. Our more >
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 >
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 >
Posted in: How -To
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!
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 >