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Archive: Cherokee Park

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: Hike Every Trail June 1 in Cherokee Park

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April 09, 2013

Celebrate spring and National Trails Day in glorious Cherokee Park. One mile and two mile hikes are planned, or you can assist the Conservancy’s crew with trail maintenance. Free posters available to earliest participants.  Sponsored by Olmsted Parks Conservancy with additional support from Quest Outdoors. Saturday June 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. more >

News: MSD’s Urban Reforestation Program Grant

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November 12, 2012

Olmsted Parks Conservancy received a $40,000 grant from MSD’s Urban Reforestation Program to planting of hundreds of trees and shrubs in several areas of Cherokee and Seneca Parks. The plantings will occur in areas where crews and volunteers cleared invasive bush honeysuckle earlier this year. The grant will allow the Conservancy to plant close to more >

News: Tree Triage Volunteer Event in Cherokee Park 8-2-12

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August 13, 2012

Tree Triage Volunteer Event in Cherokee Park 8-2-12, a set on Flickr. On 8-12-12 volunteers came out in full force to remove invasive vines strangling the trees along the Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park. Thank you volunteers for saving the trees!

Projects: Trails Rebuilt Using Donated Stone

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November 18, 2011

Cherokee park trail 10-2011-20

At almost any time of the day or evening hikers, trail runners, bird watchers, mountain bikers, and others are enjoying the 11.5 miles of trails that crisscross the woodlands of Cherokee and Seneca Parks. What a treasure these trails offer! To keep these trails usable, Olmsted Parks Conservancy relies on volunteers like those with Kentucky 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 >