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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!  

News: 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast

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May 18, 2015

Thanks to the several hundred people who attended the 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast, we were able to raise critical funds to help do more work in the Olmsted Parks. Great speakers stated the need for Louisville’s parks and the importance of keeping them healthy for the community: Dan Jones, Chairman and CEO of more >

News: Trees for Boone Square

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May 06, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of Tyler Park Neighborhood Association and a grant from MSD Reforestation program, Boone Square has new trees. It all started because the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the necessary removal of 10 trees in order to protect the structural integrity of the bridge intersecting Tyler Park. Not only did Tyler Park Neighborhood more >

News: More Trees and Shrubs Thanks to LG&E

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April 30, 2015

Thanks to LG&E’s Plant for the Planet grant we are planting more shrubs and trees in Seneca Park, after removing invasive plants along Pewee Reese Rd at the Seneca walking loop. Over 50 trees and shrubs where planted as part of this multi-phase project. Great thanks to Power Creative and our Park Stewards for giving more >