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Iroquois Park was nicknamed “Louisville’s Yellowstone”. Frederick Law Olmsted’s design took advantage of the rugged terrain and the drama of the mature woodlands and scenic overlooks. At the heart of the park is a 10,000-year-old forest that blankets the knob’s steep hillsides with a great variety of rare plants and animals.

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News: Halloween Ball 2014 Picture Perfect!

October 27, 2014

Thank you to the many people that attended the 2014 Boo La La Halloween Ball! Please enjoy looking at the wonderful evening in support of Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s efforts to restore, enhance and forever protect the Olmsted-designed parks in Louisville. Click here to see photos on FlickR.  

News: Shawnee Park Pinetum Planting Complete

September 08, 2014

Thanks to a MSD Urban Reforestation grant awarded to Olmsted Parks Conservancy 57 trees were planted in Shawnee Park. This planting is called a pinetum, a term meaning, “Arboretum of pine trees or other conifers for scientific or ornamental purposes”. This newly planted pinetum in Shawnee Park has 23 varieties of evergreens and was planted more >

News: Seneca Park Entrance Improved

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September 08, 2014

Seneca Park Entrance Improved Thanks to a donation from the Seneca Garden Neighborhood Association the parkland located near the entrance to Seneca Gardens at Pee Wee Reese and Trevilian Way has been restored. This area is part of the Seneca Park circulation plan. Work included mulching a path around some young trees, removing invasive species more >

News: Northern Overlook Design Recommendation

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August 26, 2014

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We had a good turnout for the August 19 meeting at Iroquois Amphitheater, where the project team and consultants shared the concept design plan for the Northern Overlook.  Click on the project page link below to see it for yourself! www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/planninganddesign/projects/Iroquoisoverlook.htm On the project page, there is an opportunity to send a message to the more >

News: Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration

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August 13, 2014

Come out to see the design recommendation presention on  August 19, 2014 at the Iroquois Amphitheater from 6 to 7:30 p.m. LATEST PROJECT NEWS: Work done todate: Old switchback trail removed. This railroad tie-lined trail has been closed for years because of the erosion issues. The destructive ties had never been removed. So now the ugly more >

News: Boone Square Wall Restoration

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July 25, 2014

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Boone Square, the oldest park in the Frederick Law Olmsted Park System, is having much needed work done. This historic wall surrounding this popular park is in need of restoration after 120 years of exposure to the harsh elements of the urban environment. The limestone wall is carefully being disassembled. Each salvageable stone will be more >

News: Public Information Session-Iroquois

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July 01, 2014

It’s time to meet and discuss the Iroquois Park Northern Overlook Restoration Project… and it’s going to be a walk in the park… literally! On Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m., Metro Parks and Olmsted Parks Conservancy invite the public to a gather at the top of the park, where you’ll learn more about the more >

News: Olmsted Parks Conservancy Community Report

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June 08, 2014

Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues to make great strides in park improvements, volunteer involvement, and donor commitment. The work accomplished is essential to keeping the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks healthy. Please checkout our latest Community Report. This report recaps the accomplishments made throughout the year! Thank you all those that support the Conservancy’s efforts! Thank you more >

News: Seneca Park Loop Extension

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June 04, 2014

After breaking ground May 5, 2014, the final work for the Seneca Park multi-use recreational loop is underway. Excel Excavating is working on the final 2.5-mile portion of the 4-mile loop around Seneca Park and Bowman Field. The extension will include a 10 ft. wide asphalt path intended for walkers, runners and bicyclists along Dutchman’s more >

News: Celebrating 25 Years!

June 02, 2014

25 years

More than one hundred and twenty years ago, Frederick Law Olmsted had a vision of incredible parks for Louisville. He would shape Nature’s spaces to bring people together. These spaces would inspire communities to thrive as people connected through and with nature. Today, Louisvillians enjoy 18 Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and travel along six tree-lined more >