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News: MSD is planning a project in Shawnee Park

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November 20, 2015

MSD is planning a project in Shawnee Park and we need your input. Olmsted Parks Conservancy needs your help to protect Shawnee Park, one of the flagship Olmsted-designed parks in Louisville. We encourage you to read on and participate in the survey linked below. The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has selected Shawnee Park as a 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: Construction on Iroquois North Overlook Begins

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September 04, 2015


The long-awaited improvements to Iroquois Park’s scenic North Overlook are on the way, as EZ Construction, Inc. has begun construction at the site. EZ Construction staff began installing a chain-link fence across the road at the top of the hill leading to the overlook today. Erosion controls and tree protection fencing will be installed throughout the project more >

News: Local Support Helps Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest

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August 26, 2015

On September 18 starting at 6:30pm, Great Flood Brewing and Vines and Canines are hosting a fundraiser to support this years Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest. “Big Rock After Dark” party will be held outside in the patio area of the two businesses (1985 Douglass Blvd). Enjoy special drinks, including the “Big Rock” IPA 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: And the Winners Are:

July 06, 2015

Thank you to all the photographers who entered this year’s photo contest! And the winners are… Thanks to our sponsor:  

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: Tree Canopy Assessment Released

June 23, 2015

Due to devastating natural and human causes, tree loss in Louisville is overwhelming. This has a negative impact on our city’s environment, economy and community well-being. To understand the extent of the impact, Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Council asked for an urban tree canopy assessment, which was released earlier this spring. Key points noted in 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: KET’s Louisville Life Series on Olmsted Parks

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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!