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Iroquois Park was nicknamed “Louisville’s Yellowstone”. Frederick Law Olmsted’s design took advantage of the rugged terrain and the drama of the mature woodlands and scenic overlooks. At the heart of the park is a 10,000-year-old forest that blankets the knob’s steep hillsides with a great variety of rare plants and animals.
Park Project Fund
The most important activity of Olmsted Parks Conservancy is to conduct projects in the parks in order to ensure that the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks and Parkways are properly maintained and preserved. Such projects include restoration of historic structures, such as renovation of Sunnyhill Pavilion in Iroquois Park; environmental or ecological projects, such as the restoration of woodlands in Cherokee, Seneca, and Iroquois Parks; or ongoing maintenance projects, such as the mulching of trees and playgrounds.
Other projects include planting native trees and shrubs where vacancies exist; building playgrounds accessible to children of all abilities in the parks; and, conducting scientific research projects, such as the riverbank stabilization project recently done in Chickasaw Park.
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