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News: Victory Park–Phase One Complete

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December 06, 2017

New Walkway and Benches

Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation are pleased to have completed phase one of a $1 million revitalization to Victory Park. The first phase work included:                                           Financial support came from Olmsted Parks more >

News: HIRING

November 03, 2017

Biological Science Technician: Under the supervision of the Natural Areas Manager, responsible for natural area restoration projects in our parks. Projects range from invasive plant management, restoring native ecosystems, trail work and design, and other general maintenance tasks. Follow link to learn more. Biological Science Technician Natural Areas Manager: Responsible for planning, organizing, developing & directing more >

News: Bench Restoration

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October 26, 2017

Bench Restoration John Hayes 9.28.17 (2)

Olmsted Park Steward John Hayes has been improving the woods in the parks, not by removing invasive plants, but restoring our Olmsted Park benches. John is a retiree and experienced woodworker. To-date, he has restored 14 Olmsted Park benches, donating over 150 hours of hard work. The Conservancy greatly appreciates John’s efforts, which help to more >

News: Celebration of Victory Park Revitalization

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October 26, 2017

Come celebrate the completion of a new walking path and basketball court as part of the revitalization of this Olmsted Park on November 18 at 10:00am! This is a culmination of community input, public partnerships, park planning and project construction. Take a look at the progression here, Dig 1 and Paving 1.

News: Cherokee Park: Bonnycastle Hill Restoration Project

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October 26, 2017

Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in collaboration with Louisville Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the start of restoration work in the Bonnycastle Hill Area of Cherokee Park. The popular area of Cherokee Park is named in honor of Mrs. Bonnycastle who donated the land to the city in the late 1800s. The Bonnycastle Hill area more >

News: Volunteers Make Improvements at Chickasaw Park!

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October 26, 2017

GE employees and Bellarmine athletes recently volunteered in this popular neighborhood Olmsted Park. The groups helped to mulch trees, paint park facilities and fixtures, and with general park beautification. Their efforts make our investments in the Olmsted Parks possible!  

News: Meet our 2017 Summer/Fall Interns

August 14, 2017

We are delighted to have talented undergraduate student interns with us this summer and fall.  Each are studying diverse fields while contributing a great deal to our work in the Olmsted Parks.                 Mike Cleary:  A marketing major and history minor at the University of Louisville, Mike looks forward more >

News: Volunteers Help Make Park Improvements!

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August 14, 2017

We have many groups of dedicated volunteers that help each week in the Olmsted Parks. Over the last few months, many projects have been completed in a variety of parks because of their hard work!  Here are just a few of the projects:  Show your #ParkPride by joining us for an upcoming  Volunteer Event!

News: For the Love of Jazz and Parks

August 10, 2017

2015 Big Rock Committee

  Photo of 2015 Big Rock Committee. Patty Bailey, John Chamberlain, Jane Chamberlain, Keith Clements, Sally Connelly, John Turner, Kathleen Reno, Tom Payette, Jim Kays, Jeannette Kays, Muriel Handmaker, Adam Fuller, Jerry Brown and Jeremy Milman.    Seventeen years ago, a group of community members embarked on a journey to create an event that would more >

News: Hard Work Paid Off in Elliott Park

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August 08, 2017

Over several days, Olmsted Parks Conservancy coordinated 28 volunteers to enhance the much-loved Elliott Park. Projects completed were: Painted exterior of the restroom building 100 cu. ft. of mulch was spread around the playground and swing set 55 trees were mulched New lines painted on the ball court General clean up On July 29, Dreamsetters more >