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Archive: Cherokee Park

News: Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival T-shirt design contest

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May 11, 2016

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For the 2016 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival we are introducing a t-shirt design contest. The contest will run through June 15, 2016 with winner being announced by July 1, 2016. Full contest rules and requirements can be found by Clicking here. The winning design will be the official t-shirt for the 2016 Big Rock more >

News: Woodland Edge Prairies Update

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May 03, 2016

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May 3 update: Throughout Cherokee and Seneca Parks crews have been working to prepare the soil around the woodland edges for the prairie mix that will be planted this spring. Beginning this summer the prairie mix will grow replacing the recently eradicated invasive species. These flowers will help control invasive vines that suffocate trees on more >

News: Member of the Month:The Blieden Family

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February 17, 2016

In this new series about members of Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Andy Blieden, a local developer and owner of Butchertown Market, answers questions about why he and his family are passionate about the Olmsted Parks. Favorite Park? It’s a tie between Cherokee, Seneca and Shawnee.  Favorite Park Activity? It’s a tie between riding my bike, taking more >

News: Local Support Helps Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest

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August 26, 2015

On September 18 starting at 6:30pm, Great Flood Brewing and Vines and Canines are hosting a fundraiser to support this years Big Rock Jazz and Blues Fest. “Big Rock After Dark” party will be held outside in the patio area of the two businesses (1985 Douglass Blvd). Enjoy special drinks, including the “Big Rock” IPA more >

News: The Prairie Project

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July 01, 2015

Its amazing! Fields of yellow and purple coneflowers, lavender bergamots, fragrant mints, purple mist flowers and small sunflowers are blooming in the prairies of Cherokee or Seneca Parks. In just two growing seasons, these areas have blossomed beyond what we imagined! Through a USDA Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) grant Olmsted Parks Conservancy converted a total of seven acres in Cherokee more >

News: KET’s Louisville Life Series on Olmsted Parks

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May 18, 2015

Louisville Life kicked off a season-long look at the city’s Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed park system. The iconic parks’ history and future are examined, along with the legacy, mission and goals of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Watch Now!  

News: 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast

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May 18, 2015

Thanks to the several hundred people who attended the 2015 Power of the Olmsted Parks Breakfast, we were able to raise critical funds to help do more work in the Olmsted Parks. Great speakers stated the need for Louisville’s parks and the importance of keeping them healthy for the community: Dan Jones, Chairman and CEO of more >

News: Donor Highlight: Beth Brown Completes Try-athlon

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January 05, 2015

Beth Brown celebrated her 60th birthday on October 21, 2014 by crossing a “to-do” experience off her bucket list: completing a triathlon. This was not just any triathlon, but one of her own design (quite appropriate for a semi-retired experiential designer and former principal of Rowland Design) in one of the places she loves most more >

News: Baringer Springs Wall Repair

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May 22, 2014

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Due to erosion issues the wall in the Baringer Spring area failed last year. Metro Parks along with support from Olmsted Parks Conservancy are in the process of having the wall repaired. The wall is complete but additional grading and clean up will be done in the area.

News: New Botany Guide Available

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February 13, 2014

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville–A Botanical Field Guide by Louisville native Patricia Dalton Haragan Photographs by Susan Wilson and Chris Bidwell 472 pages ∙ 6 x 9 ∙ 320 color photos, map The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and more >