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 >
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Cherokee Park, considered Olmsted’s most scenic work, focuses on the landscape experience of traversing from stream valley to ridgeline while Shawnee Park is fitted out for a variety of activities that bring people together, including a formal flower garden, a bandstand, and a great lawn for sporting events.
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 25-year history, Olmsted Parks Conservancy has raised over $26 million and completed a number of key projects in all 18 parks in the Olmsted system. Projects have included renovations of sports facilities, woodland and savannah restoration, wetland creation, multi-use recreational paths, reconstruction of bridle and hiking trails, playgrounds and many more.
Take a look at the many projects being worked on in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks.
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, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, 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. more >
Kentuckians may think of rye as an ingredient in whisky, but our Team for Healthy Parks uses a cool season rye seed mix as a woodland cover crop for disturbed areas in the parks. It helps to prevent erosion and displaces invasive species. We get our rye from Roundstone Native Seed Company from Upton, Ky. more >