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Iroquois Park for Frederick Law Olmsted represented “a treasure of sylvan scenery” providing “the grandeur of the forest depths in the dim seclusion of which you may wander musingly for hours.”

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contest: Creative Contest Winners Announced!

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April 10, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy is pleased to announce that six winners have been selected for submissions to our creative contest, “Parks: A Place to Play”. Upon reviewing entries from high school students throughout Louisville, our judges selected the following entries for their reflection of the important role that our treasured Olmsted Parks play in the lives more >

News: Revitalization of Victory Park begins

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March 31, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Councilman David James, and many park neighbors celebrated the start of the much-anticipated revitalization of Victory Park. After several public meetings with Victory Park neighbors in 2016, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation finalized a Master Plan that outlined work needed for the park. more >

News: How to Plant a tree to thrive.

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March 28, 2017

Anna’s Best Tree Planting Tips & Techniques! Although planting season is just about to end, it is always important to plan where you will plant your trees and how to plant the trees. Watch Anna’s video to learn all the important details to plant a tree that will survive and thrive. From positioning the tree more >

News: Planting O’ The Green

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March 15, 2017

Planting O’ The Green helps expand the City’s tree canopy including Cherokee Park. As a way to help Metro Louisville expand its tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) announced Planting O’ The Green, an initiative to plant 88 trees during the week leading up to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and 364 trees over the next more >

News: Junior Park Steward starts recycling in Seneca and Cherokee Parks

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January 20, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy volunteer Lauryn Grady has implemented a recycling program for Seneca and Cherokee Parks. Grady, an Assumption High School student is an advocate for the environment and parks and hopes all park users will participate. The plan, solely proposed by Lauryn , came about because her cross-country practice takes her to Seneca Park more >

News: OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

January 17, 2017

We are please to announce Rachel Kennedy, a national leader in the advocacy, planning and preservation of historic sites and landscapes, will be our next President and CEO. Rachel has spent 16 years in leadership roles in governmental and nonprofit sectors working with donors, staffs, volunteers and elected officials to preserve, protect, educate and market more >

News: $100,000 Matching Grant Achieved to Complete $11.6 Million Campaign

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January 03, 2017

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED! We are pleased to announce we raised the needed $100,000 to earn a matching grant from James Graham Brown Foundation. With your help we raised the $200,000 needed to complete our $11.6 million Campaign for Extraordinary Parks! Special thanks to the Campaign Steering Committee for their leadership and commitment. more >

contest: Creative Contest for Students

December 19, 2016

Olmsted Parks Conservancy has an exciting opportunity for middle and high school students to use their creative juices while hanging out in an Olmsted Park! Enter our creative contest following the theme: “Parks: A Place to Play”. Louisville has an incredible system of parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park in New more >

News: Wear Your Olmsted Park Pride!

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!

News: Mimi announces her retirement.

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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 >