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In 1865, Frederick Law Olmsted cofounded the magazine The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. The magazine is devoted to politics and culture.

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