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Frederick Law Olmsted noted that parks were beneficial for “the healthfully soothing and refreshing effect which experience proves is exercised upon people escaping from the splendor and bustle, the confinement disturbance of towns, into the midst of spacious natural scenery.”

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News: Northern Overlook Design Recommendation

August 15, 2014

The public information session held on July 15, was a great success. A special thanks to all that came out, or participated in the online survey. We received some wonderful feedback which is being used to help design the new look for the Northern Overlook. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 19, 2014 at 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

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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 >

News: Baringer Springs Wall Repair

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May 22, 2014

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Due to erosion issues the wall in the Baringer Spring area failed last year. Metro Parks along with support from Olmsted Parks Conservancy are in the process of having the wall repaired. The wall is complete but additional grading and clean up will be done in the area.

News: New Water Fountain-Dedicated

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May 21, 2014

In 1977, a group formed, Cherokee Road Runners Association, of like-minded running enthusiasts who met up by Hogan’s Fountain to run together throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks. “The running craze was taking a big jump at that time,” Bill Scearce, long-time CRRA member said. “We would meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings to run together; more >

News: Volunteers Spring into Action!

April 23, 2014

Olmsted Parks Conservancy would like to thank all the individuals and groups who came out to help during the Mayor’s Week of Service, and in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day 2014! Individual volunteers and groups from University of Louisville, Power Creative, Cherokee Triangle Association, Heine Brothers’, Humana, Louisville Islamic Center, BSA Pack 30, more >