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Fred's Facts

Although captivated throughout his career by large, rural parks, during his later years Frederick Law Olmsted became intrigued by the social possibilities created by small urban spaces. Small neighborhood parks, playgrounds and squares might provide opportunities for respite from the congestion and noise of urban life.

Planned Giving


Leave Your Legacy through a Planned Gift

By including Olmsted Parks Conservancy in your estate plans, you can leave your legacy and provide for the Olmsted Parks and Parkways well into the future. For more than a century, these community assets have provided space for healthy lifestyles, family gatherings, recreation and respite. Your gift today will ensure that Louisville’s historic park system continues to offer all of this and more for generations of park users to come.

Planned gifts are easy to make and have a lasting impact. The following are just a few simple ways to give:

Bequest: Including a provision in your will or trust is a simple and flexible way to make a gift for the future, without affecting cash flow in your lifetime.

Beneficiary Designation: By naming Olmsted Parks Conservancy a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement account, you plan for a meaningful gift while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime.

Endowment: Establishing a named endowed fund, with your current use or planned gift, allows you to support the Conservancy in perpetuity.

Charitable Remainder Trust: Funding a unitrust allows you to commit a significant donation to the Conservancy while also earning income for yourself or others during your lifetime.

Should you choose include the Conservancy in your legacy plans, please use our legal name: “Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy” and tax identification number: 61-1196368.

To learn more about how to meet your specific needs while fulfilling your charitable goals, please call or email Amanda Perkins, Director of Development, at 502-456-8125 or