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News: Going the Extra Mile (Or in This Case Digging the Extra Hole!)

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November 24, 2014

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Remove one, replace with two. That’s the attitude Tyler Park Neighborhood Association has when it comes to trees. If one tree has to be removed, then replant two. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced the necessary removal of 10 trees in order to protect the structural integrity of the bridge intersecting Tyler Park. Not only more >

News: Our Volunteers are Awesome!

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November 11, 2014

WOW! 800 Volunteers with 51 groups donated over 2500 hours to improving the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks so far this year. Groups as diverse as the US Navy, U of L Medical School and Manual High School track team worked to improve our parks. It takes a village, and we are glad you are part more >

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.html 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 >