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Frederick Law Olmsted noted that parks were beneficial for “the healthfully soothing and refreshing effect which experience proves is exercised upon people escaping from the splendor and bustle, the confinement disturbance of towns, into the midst of spacious natural scenery.”

Events

Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
August 25, 2016 06:00 PM - August 25, 2016 08:00 PM

Help protect our urban tree canopy! Individuals, friends and groups welcome! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register Now!

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Volunteer Event: Seneca Park
August 30, 2016 09:00 AM - August 30, 2016 12:00 PM

It takes a lot more than luck to have extraordinary parks, volunteer to help us to restore this popular destination! Register Now.

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Bring A Friend! Volunteer in Cherokee Park
September 01, 2016 06:00 PM - September 01, 2016 08:00 PM

Bring a friend to volunteer with you, or come on your own and make some new friends! Gloves, tools, and guidance provided by Olmsted Parks Conservancy. After the project, plan to join us for some FREE pizza and munchies while supplies last, courtesy of Mellow Mushroom. Register Now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 08, 2016 06:00 PM - September 08, 2016 08:00 PM

Help protect our urban tree canopy! Individuals, friends and groups welcome! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register Now!

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
September 10, 2016 10:00 AM - September 10, 2016 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Sign-up now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 15, 2016 06:00 PM - September 15, 2016 08:00 PM

Help protect our urban tree canopy! Individuals, friends and groups welcome! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register Now!

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Volunteer Event: Tyler Park
September 17, 2016 10:00 AM - September 17, 2016 12:00 PM

Join us to help restore this neighborhood destination! Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Please dress for the weather and working outdoors. Register now! 

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 22, 2016 06:00 PM - September 22, 2016 08:00 PM

Help protect our urban tree canopy! Individuals, friends and groups welcome! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register Now!

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Tree Triage: Cherokee Park
September 29, 2016 06:00 PM - September 29, 2016 08:00 PM

Help protect our urban tree canopy! Individuals, friends and groups welcome! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Register Now!

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Louisville Beer Run in Iroquois Park
October 08, 2016 01:00 PM - October 08, 2016 06:00 PM

A not-so-traditional run in Iroquois Park with an amazing after-party. This run isn’t about who’s the fastest. This is simply about having fun. Every 3 quarters of a mile, you’ll be treated to a specialty beer sampling. Once you’ve made it through the 5k course, we’ll welcome you at the after-party with your choice of a 16oz beer. We’ll continue the party with live music, food, and plenty of fun all while benefiting Olmsted Parks!

That’s not all! Every participant receives a 16oz Louisville Beer Run glass and an authentic Lousiville Beer Run t-shirt included with a paid registration. Additional glasses and shirts are available for purchase.

October 8, 2016 Walkers will start at 1:00 PM with Runners beginning at, your choice of, 1:30 PM, 1:45 PM or 2:00 PM. Hang out for more fun ’til 6:00pm!

This event is restricted to individuals who are 21 years of age or older as of the day of the event.

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
October 08, 2016 10:00 AM - October 08, 2016 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Sign-up now!

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Beargrass Creek Documentary Premiere
October 27, 2016 06:00 PM - October 27, 2016 09:00 PM

After two years of filming, walking, paddling, exploring, and editing, Morgan Atkinson with Duckworks is ready to release his newest documentary: Beargrass: The Creek in Your Backyard.  Two years ago, we came together under a crowd source funded Kickstarter initiative The Beargrass Kick Starter Video. The Kickstarter initiative, in combination with the Louisville Audubon Society, Metro Council districts eight and nine, MSD, and other individual donors provided funds for Morgan Atkinson to spend a year and half focused on Beargrass Creek.

In addition to previewing the film at the Clifton Center,

  • Tabling: Environmental and community organizations involved with the restoration of our Beargrass Creek.
  • Display of Beargrass Creek Conceptual Plan: The plan funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville Metro Parks and over 40 individual contributors
  • Comments by Tom Owen: 26 years of public service as an Alderman and Metro Councilman on why restore the creek our backyard?
  • A Toast to Beargrass with Beargrass Creek Recpetion

Thursday October 27, 2016

Doors open at 6:00pm + Film & Discussion 7:30pm

The Clifton Center Theater – 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206

This is an open community event to support the restorations efforts of our creek. There is a suggested minimum donation of at least $5.00. In addition, we are asking attendees to become a member of the Beargrass Creek Alliance or another local organization that is working to restore our creek.

To view the trailer, click here.

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Volunteer Event: Iroquois Park
November 12, 2016 10:00 AM - November 12, 2016 12:00 PM

Your help is needed to restore a Louisville treasure! Gloves, tools and refreshments provided. Dress for weather and working outdoors. Sign-up now!

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