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 >
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Frederick Law Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world's first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.
Though the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks have served the people well for 120 years, they fell into disrepair over the years. In 1989, Olmsted Parks Conservancy was founded by then Mayor Jerry Abramson and a group of private citizens to preserve and refurbish the parks. The Master Plan for Renewing our Olmsted Parks and Parkways was created in 1994 and serves as the roadmap for an estimated $55 million in restoration and improvements needed in the flagship parks– Shawnee, Iroquois and Cherokee.
During its almost 30-year history, Olmsted Parks Conservancy has raised over $35 million and completed a number of key projects in all 18 parks in the Olmsted system. Projects have included renovation of Iroquois Park’s North Overlook, revitalization of Victory Park, restoration of the Shawnee Park pavilion, cleared invasive plants from the woodland areas of Cherokee, Seneca, Shawnee, Iroquois Parks, renovation of the restrooms at Central Park, plus much more.
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After several months of planning and construction, the public restrooms in Central Park are finally finished. The new look includes modern fixtures, sturdy stalls, brand new plumbing, and handsome red floor tiles. One important note: the men’s and women’s bathrooms have been switched. The women’s is now on the north side and the men’s on more >
Olmsted Parks Conservancy is happy to announce the antiquated restrooms will be dramatically improved for the many park visitors it sees every day. The restrooms will be gutted and fully restored with new and added fixtures, flooring, doors, and vandal resistant lighting. The location of the men’s and women’s restroom will be flip-flopped so that more >
Let’s Create a Monarch Butterfly Waystation in Iroquois Park! With a population in rapid decline, the Monarch Butterflies need our help! Your donation in support of the Waystation Project will save the butterfly population while also enhancing the beauty of Iroquois Park. By converting the old, unused hilltop tennis courts into a waystation, we can more >
Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Councilman David James, and many park neighbors celebrated the start of the much-anticipated revitalization of Victory Park. After several public meetings with Victory Park neighbors in 2016, Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation finalized a Master Plan that outlined work needed for the park. The first phase of the more >