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Archive: Boone Square

News: Volunteers Help Make Park Improvements!

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August 14, 2017

We have many groups of dedicated volunteers that help each week in the Olmsted Parks. Over the last few months, many projects have been completed in a variety of parks because of their hard work!  Here are just a few of the projects:  Show your #ParkPride by joining us for an upcoming  Volunteer Event!

News: BOONE SQUARE PARK UPDATES

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January 28, 2016

Current Restrooms at Boone Square

Boone Square Park will soon have a new restroom building and walkways. Boone Square is one of the first parks Frederick Law Olmsted designed in Louisville. The Conservancy is designing the new restrooms to match the values of Fredrick Law Olmsted and blend the building in with the landscape. Metro Parks and Recreation and the more >

News: Trees for Boone Square

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May 06, 2015

Thanks to the efforts of Tyler Park Neighborhood Association and a grant from MSD Reforestation program, Boone Square has new trees. It all started because the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the necessary removal of 10 trees in order to protect the structural integrity of the bridge intersecting Tyler Park. Not only did Tyler Park Neighborhood more >

News: Going the Extra Mile (Or in This Case Digging the Extra Hole!)

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November 24, 2014

Remove one, replace with two. That’s the attitude Tyler Park Neighborhood Association has when it comes to trees. If one tree has to be removed, then replant two. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced the necessary removal of 10 trees in order to protect the structural integrity of the bridge intersecting Tyler Park. Not only more >

News: Boone Square Wall Restoration

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July 25, 2014

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Boone Square, the oldest park in the Frederick Law Olmsted Park System, is having much needed work done. This historic wall surrounding this popular park is in need of restoration after 120 years of exposure to the harsh elements of the urban environment. The limestone wall is carefully being disassembled. Each salvageable stone will be more >

News: Catholic Heart Work Camp 2013: Volunteers 450 hours in 4 Parks in 4 days!

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June 28, 2013

Catholic Heart Work Camp 2013 volunteers repainted a restroom building in Boone Square

Volunteers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Ohio participating in Catholic Heart Work Camp gave 450 hours of service this week to help remove invasive plants in Shawnee and Tyler Parks, mulch historic trees in Cherokee Park, and paint a restroom building in Boone Square. Many thanks to the campers and leaders for their more >