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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.

Archive: Adoption

News: Our Volunteers are Awesome!

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November 11, 2014

WOW! 800 Volunteers with 51 groups donated over 2500 hours to improving the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks so far this year. Groups as diverse as the US Navy, U of L Medical School and Manual High School track team worked to improve our parks. It takes a village, and we are glad you are part more >

News: Adoption Group–Alpha Tau Omega, University of Louisville

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January 03, 2014

“Volunteering through Olmsted Parks reflects the values of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. As an organization, we understand the importance of providing our services to the community and how our actions impact the lives of others. Cleaning a park is such an easy task that makes the world of difference to the community. With a more >

News: Volunteer Spotlight: Crosley Radio and Modern Marketing Concepts

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July 11, 2013

Crosley Radio and Modern Marketing Concepts have only been involved with Olmsted Parks Conservancy for less a year, but are already making a significant contribution to the health and beauty of the Olmsted Parks! Crosley Radio and Modern Marketing Concepts’ president Keith Starr, a Highlands neighborhood resident, has been an Olmsted Parks Conservancy member for more >

News: Willow Park Improvements

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June 11, 2013

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The Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association (CTNA) has been graciously volunteering with Olmsted Parks Conservancy over the years to ensure Willow Park is well taken care of. The association is part of our Park Adoptions Partner program. In this program groups approach us who have a particular attachment to or live in close proximity to a more >

News: April Volunteers Rock!

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April 18, 2013

It takes a lot of hands on effort to take care of our Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, and we can’t do it without the help from the community! Thanks to you, our amazing volunteers, April was an incredible month of service (and we aren’t finished yet!).  Additional thanks goes to our Park Stewards who all helped more >

News: Welcome New Adoption Partners!

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June 21, 2011

This past week, Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KYMBA) and Expeditors International made their commitment to Frederick Law Olmsted Parks official! Our two new adoption partners will send representative members a few times a year to help maintain the parks they love. KYMBA has a long-standing history of volunteerism and enthusiasm for the trails of Cherokee Park. Find out more more >