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News: Olmsted in the News

April 26, 2016

A media blitz has come upon us the past couple weeks, The Conservancy has recently been featured in stories by the Courier Journal, WLKY, and WHAS 11. Tornado anniversary on WHAS: Iroquois North Overlook progress story: The Burn at Iroquois Park was a big subject:–prescribed-burn-at-summit-field-at-iroquois-park/82436346/   Then WHAS Great Day Live more >

News: Seneca Park tennis courts to be improved

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April 26, 2016

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, District 9 Councilman Bill Hollander and the Louisville 10 an Under Tennis Association have partnered on a project that will result in much-needed improvements to the popular courts at Seneca Park. Starting Monday, crews from Riverside Paving, with assistance from Tennis Technologies, will begin to resurface and fill cracks on more >

Events: Nature Camps in the Olmsted Parks

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April 05, 2016


Nature Camps in the Olmsted Parks Olmsted Parks Conservancy is pleased to partner with Louisville Nature Center again this summer to offer four nature camps in Chickasaw Parks. Through these free-week long programs campers will engage in a range of hands-on activities as they learn about Louisville’s geography, park history, Ohio River water quality, and more >

News: Kroger Community Rewards Program

April 05, 2016

The Kroger Community rewards program allows Kroger Plus card holders to link their card to Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Now every time you shop at Kroger we earn extra money to continue our mission to restore, enhance, and protect Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. To get started click the link below. Login or register your Kroger plus card; more >


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April 03, 2016


The North Overlook project has progressed well and has an anticipated completion for early June. Recently, the asphalt has been laid for the Overlook trail and the Sullivan Grove parking lot and the stone curbs are almost complete. The formation of the rustic stone seat wall in the Overlook area has started. It won’t be more >

News: Woodland Edge Prairies Update

March 24, 2016

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These flowers will help control invasive vines that suffocate trees on the woodland edge. The Tree Triage volunteer events have been successful! Over the last few years, our volunteers have helped clear invasive vines along the woodland edges of Cherokee and Seneca Parks. These destructive vines include Porcelain Berry, English Ivy, Bittersweet, and others. Now more >

News: Member and Volunteer of the Month: Mary Brady

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March 24, 2016

  In this series we get to know Louisvillians who are passionate about the Olmsted Parks and support work of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy by being a member. Mary lives near Bingham Park in the Clifton Heights neighborhood and began volunteering in the park 5 years ago when a group of neighbors came together with more >

News: Opportunity for Healthy Change

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March 24, 2016


The health of the parks and their resulting impact on our community are very important to Olmsted Parks Conservancy. It’s why we are pleased to announce a pioneering research study in partnership with the Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil. The study will allow for thorough investigation of nonsynthetic treatment methods as we continue more >

News: Photo Contests Start

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March 18, 2016

Please join our photo contest and showcase the beauty the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and Parkways! Whether your are taking photos with your phone and posting on Instagram or you just like taking your digital camera to the parks, we have two contest you can enter. The 18 beautiful Olmsted Parks located throughout Louisville provide more >

News: Mothers and Monarchs

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February 25, 2016


Give your Mom a Mother’s Day gift she can see blossom for years to come. The Monarch Butterfly is losing its population, and you can help give them new life this Mother’s Day. Over the past 20 years the Monarch butterfly has seen a dramatic decrease in population of nearly 80%. Kentucky is one of more >