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“A man’s eyes cannot be as much occupied as they are in large cities by artificial things …without a harmful effect on his entire constitutional organization… Landscape was able to refresh and delight the eye and through the eye, the mind and the spirit.” -- Frederick Law Olmsted

Park Steward Training

Park Steward Training
March 11, 2017 09:00 AM - March 11, 2017 12:00 PM

A Park Steward is a volunteer leader who receives in-depth training by Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff in order to help with park projects, volunteer events and/or community outreach. Park Stewards volunteer an average of at least 4 hours monthly to help protect and restore natural areas, to raise awareness in the community and serve as advocates for Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. Benefits of becoming a Park Steward include learning about native flora and fauna, gaining hands-on experience in ecological restoration, developing leadership skills, and volunteering alongside others who share a passion for our neighborhood parks.

To be a Park Steward, you do not have to have previous volunteering experience but you do need to be 18 years or older.

Register now to attend the training series!

There is a $50 training program fee which helps to offset the costs for materials, certifications and administrative costs. To request a scholarship application, please email us or call 502-456-8125.

Spring 2017 Park Steward Training Schedule

Saturday, March 11 9:00am-12:00pm

Olmsted Overview

Volunteer Management

Community Engagement

Saturday, March 18 9:00am-12:00pm

Plant Identification Techniques

Integrated Pest Management

Horticultural Techniques

Saturday, March 25 9:00am-12:00pm

Dirty Hands Tour



Olmsted Parks Conservancy Office
1299 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213